INSECURITY: Why Attacks Have Accelerated Emerges

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Cause of Recent Surge In Attacks In Nigeria

Under the condition of anonymity, a serving army captain described the ambush of the presidential guards brigade as unfortunate and said that it might have been prevented if the military high command had realized the reality of the situation and carried out better operational planning.

“The recent assault on 102 Guards troops was distressing but that could have been prevented. The sad episode only served to highlight the need for better operational planning at all levels of the security structure, according to him.

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The top brass of the country’s armed forces admitted operational failure and assured President Muhammadu Buhari of adopting a new approach to deal with terrorists and bandits who wreak havoc across the country during Thursday’s National Security Council meeting.

The army captain, on the other hand, attributed the recent uptick in the number of outrageous acts of terrorism, banditry, and kidnappings in the vicinity of the Federal Capital Territory to corruption in the military high command and inside government circles.

He claimed that the current increase in terrorist attacks was caused by a lack of political will to stop the threat as well as a lack of commitment from the military high command. Nigerians are making a lot of money off of insecurity.

“We cannot deny that the country has not yet overcome the problem of improper management of the sizable budgetary allotments for security. The majority of the money ends up in personal accounts.

The source emphasized that the security forces should be given permission to drive terrorists out of Nigeria’s forests and border regions, adding that the Federal Government should permit the military to engage in direct combat with terrorists.

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He believed that a state needed to control every square inch of its own land.

He expressed his frustration with the circumstance by saying: “The administration negotiates with the terrorists, sending delegations to talk with them (in the forests).

The moment where we give them amnesty without asking them to disarm is the most aggravating. Soldiers are sometimes instructed not to attack terrorists in certain locations.

However, the military killed over 30 terrorists the following day after feeling humiliated by the attack on the presidential guards brigade as they were leaving the Nigerian Law School in Bwari Area Council.

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In conjunction with the air component of “Operation Whirl Punch,” the military operation led by members of the 7 Guards Battalion and 167 Special Forces Battalion successfully liberated the villages of Kawu and Ido, neutralizing the terrorists and destroying their hideout and enclave.


Among other things, during mop-up they also found six motorcycles, two AK-47 guns, and one fully loaded LMG magazine.

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However, the military and militants engaged in another violent battle on Thursday when it was announced that the operation had been successful, this time in the area of the Zuma Rock checkpoint on the Kaduna – Abuja route.

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The police released the Police District Contacts for all of Abuja’s districts to the public via WhatsApp early on Friday morning after threats of assaults against inhabitants of the FCT purportedly originated from terrorists.

Such threats include the following: “No stop and search. Attention!!! Recall that we did warn you. D-Day is on Friday, which is tomorrow.

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