The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is safe in Katsina state in spite of the abduction of some school boys from Kankara community.
Coordinator of defence media operations, John Eneche said this while appearing on Arise TV on Wednesday morning December 16.
“One of the major tasks of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is to ensure that you protect the government and the state actors and in that regard, the Commander-In-Chief is very very safe in Katsina and anywhere that he is or will be at all times.”
He also debunked claim of Boko Haram being responsible for the abduction. Though Eneche did not say who carried out the attack, he however added that the terrorist group only claimed responsibility for the attack just to instill fear in people.
The DHQ spokesperson said;
“On the basis of the characteristics of terrorists all over the world from the time of Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Al-Shabaab, all of them, whatever that will boost their ego or show relevance, that is what they will do,” he said.
“What did they even do? Somebody spoke on audio and said, ‘I am Shekau.’ Shekau on a secondary note is a brand. All that needs to be done is somebody using his voice.
The total aim of terrorists is to instill fear into people even beyond their scope of influence.
“So, it is easy for the layman to agree that it is them (Boko Haram) because even if it is kidnappers or armed robbers, their aim is to instill fear and kill.”
He concluded by saying that they are working hard to ensure the children come out unhurt.