Boko Haram Attacks On Soft Targets, Last Kicks Of A Dying Horse - Buhari
Boko Haram has been decimated but they have resorted to attacking soft targets and President Muhammadu Buhari has few words for them.
He says their wicked methods of using innocent children for suicide bomb attacks on soft targets are "the last kicks of a dying horse".
At the commissioning of the Pulaaku Radio Station in Yola, Adamawa State, Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, reiterated that Boko Haram had been degraded.
"Let me be clear. Boko Haram has been massively degraded and its surviving members put on the run.
"Instead of being hunters, they are now the hunted.
"In their desperation to stay relevant, they have resorted to the wicked and dastardly act of using innocent under-aged children to carry out suicide bomb attacks.
"What we are witnessing now are the last kicks of a dying horse.
"A dying horse manages to engage in some kicks. These kicks may be dangerous, but they don’t last long.
"Progressively, they become weaker and weaker until the horse finally gives up," he stated.
The war has moved to the next phase, which would be intelligence-driven and in carrying out this second phase of the war, the President said he had approved the establishment of an intelligence fusion centre in Maiduguri.
He said the centre which would gather and share intelligence among security agencies in the country would go a long way in ending the campaign of suicide bombing.
According to him, the commissioning of the Radio Station is, therefore, timely at the time it is needed to leverage information and communication to rev up the intelligence-driven phase of the war against terror.
The President asked the media, especially radio and television to continue to play their part by offering their platforms to communicate useful information to the populace.
The commissioning is coming five days after a suicide bomber killed at least 50 worshipers at a mosque in Mubi area of Adamawa.
Buhari had described that attack as 'cruel and dastardly'.