The Nigerian Military has revealed new plans to curtail activities of islamic insurgents, Boko Haram following the recent suicide bombings in the country.
The Nation reports that the Nigerian Army is seeking effective ways of responding to the threats being posed by the insurgents and are adopting modalities for proactive response to the menace of suicide bombing as discussions are in top gear at the ongoing Chief of Army Staff second quarterly conference in Abuja.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, while declaring the conference open on Monday, noted that the Army would seek ways of working in synergy with other security agencies to tackle suicide bombing.
Minimah added: “I therefore urge you to use the opportunity offered by this conference to deliberate on measures to enable the Nigerian Army in synergy with sister services, security agencies and paramilitary organisations to adequately respond to this tactics of the terrorists.”
According to the Army chief, the insurgents have resorted to suicide bombing because their ability to face troops in any form of combat had been seriously degraded, he therefore deplored the insurgents’ choice of innocent and venerable targets in worship places, markets and schools for bomb attacks, describing the action as cowardly. The conference, the Army boss further explains, has offered the opportunity to review ongoing counter insurgency operations and also to help the Army prepare better for events lined up for the rest of the year.