Following terrorist attacks that killed over 130 people in Paris, the Nigerian military say it has toughened security network around the country. The military, which has been battling Boko Haram insurgents in the Nigeria’s north-east vowed not to give the terrorists a breather. In a PUNCH report, Rabe Abubakar, a colonel and acting director of defence information, said “we (the military) are intensifying security surveillance nationwide, we will not give these terrorists a breathing space”.
“We are also not relenting in our search for the fleeing leaders of these Boko Haram insurgents. With the collaboration of other security agencies, we have been able to arrest some of them.
“So many of the insurgents have been surrendering because there is no hiding place for them again. We will soon give you the exact figures of those who have surrendered,” Abubakar stated. The colonel urged Nigerians to be vigilant and endeavour to give timely information to the military and security agencies. We should be wary of movements and strange people around us.”