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Buhari Orders Tighter Security At IDPs Camp After Bomb Blast

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has directed authorities to tighten security measures in all camps harbouring Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to guard against the sort of incident that occurred in Yola, Adamawa State on Friday.

At least three persons were killed by a bomb explosion at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Nigeria’s north-east region.

It is supposed to be a place of refuge for the IDPs, but the bomb blast that also left at least nine persons injured has created a feeling of uncertainty for them.

‘Heinous And Cowardly’

The President described the bombing as ‘heinous and cowardly’.

He said that the terrorists were bent on causing fear and panic among the populace by detonating bombs within soft spots where hapless citizens reside.

President Buhari, who has given the military an ultimatum to end the spate of attacks in the north-east region by December 2015, urged the public not to be deterred but “rise in unison to root out whatever was left of the terrorists in our midst”.

“We must not let the desperate and evil-minded criminals have any respite. There’s now an urgent need for all to pay utmost attention to security issues at all levels – home, work, market, places of worship and schools among others.

“To defeat terrorism, all hands must work round the clock, with vigilance. We must provide the country’s security agents with vital information to pre-empt and prevent crimes and to forestall further insurgent activities,” the President added.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Boko Haram terrorists group is believed to be responsible.

Culled from Channels TV News