We will find, destroy kidnappers wreaking havoc in Abuja – DHQ

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By Emmanuel Obisue

Nigeria’s military has vowed to “find, degrade and destroy” terrorists and cohorts engaged in the now scary kidnapping business in Abuja, the nation’s capital.”

The strong assurance was given by Major General, Edward Buba, Director Defence Media Operations in a statement, stating that the military has so far cleared “Kawu, Gaba, Deidei, Kubwa Hills, and Ushafa” areas in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and “Garam, Jibi, and back of Zuma Rock in Niger State, as well as Gidan Dogo and Kuyeri/Kuyeri Hills in Kaduna State”.

“The armed forces are not unaware of the terrible impact of kidnappings on the families of those affected. Indeed, our hearts and thoughts go to their families and loved ones. We also recognize the fear that these kidnappings create among the citizenry, following recent events in the FCT.

“While troops probably don’t have all the answers as of now, citizens should be rest assured that the armed forces are working relentlessly to address the hurtful situation. Additionally, troops are synergizing with other security services and stakeholders to investigate and gather more intelligence on these kidnapping gangs, particularly around the FCT,” Gen. Buba stated.

He added that troops have prioritized the areas of these kidnappings, increased both ground and air surveillance over the areas, and have deployed various technologies to easily detect these kidnapping gangs in their hideouts and enclaves.

“The armed forces will always be mindful of the threat by kidnapping gangs and terrorists across the country. Accordingly, we will continually review our internal processes in order to deal with these threats both now and in the long term. The military is determined to give the situation the seriousness it deserves so as to create a safer environment for citizens,” the DHQ added.