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FG Urges Army To Intensify Fight Against Terrorism

The Federal Government has charged operatives of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies to intensify efforts to uncover and employ new strategies to combat the wave of terrorist activities confronting the country.

Alhaji Namadi Sambo, the nation’s Vice President, made the call while representing President Goodluck Jonathan at the burial of the 15 personnel of the Nigerian Army, comprising two majors and 13 soldiers, who were killed in action by members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno, Yobe and Darfur, in Abuja on Thursday.

Those laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery were Maj. AT Fambiya, Maj. A Kanoma, St.Sergeant Keku Adebayo, Cpl. Ahmed Usman, Cpl Mathew Ade, LCP Adamu Ibrahim, LCPL Suleiman, LCPL Salishu Saduki, LCPL Ajani Olusola and Bombardier Usman David. Others were Zakariya Dauda, Kantoma Daniel, Nya Bassey, Bassey Emmanuel and Enyenihi Effiong, who were all soldiers of the file of Private.

Jonathan said even though the death of the military personnel was a big loss to the country, the sacrifices they made for the preservation of the nation’s peace was not in vain as the country was winning the war against terrorism.

He added that his administration was determined to implement policies that would strengthen the nation’s security organs against any security threat, especially the Boko Haram insurgency.

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