Following the recent failed attempt by Boko Haram to simultaneously bomb 16 designated landmarks in Lagos, the military has assured that they are always at alert to prevent such occurrence.
The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, who also doubled as the special guest of honour, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, made this disclosure during the recent regimental dinner of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The regimental dinner which was held at the Senior Officers mess of the Logistics Command of NAF, Lagos, was hosted by the Air Officer Commanding, Air Vice Marshal Aminu Adamu, and it afforded senior officers the opportunity to the junior ones through regimental and social etiquette.
But for intelligence report gathered by security agencies including the State Security Service (SSS), the sect had attempted to plant terrorists cells in the South-west region with Lagos as its headquarters.
According to Ibas, the recent failed attempt to bomb Lagos is a sad reminder that evil men do not rest.
“Evil men do not rest so we must always be at an alert in protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria. True, Nigeria is faced with diverse challenges which challenges its autonomy.
“Therefore, there is hardly an arm of the Armed Forces that is not contributing to this effort. It is heart warming that it is yielding positive result. It is also glad to note that the Armed Forces and its sister services are working together in inter-agency cooperation, information gathering and sharing,” he said.
While commending the efforts of the offices and men of the force, he stressed that the Air Force was committed towards ensuring that the activities of the evil men are curtailed to the barest minimum.
The highlight of the regimental dinner was the ritual toast to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Goodluck Jonathan, and as was the ritual, the lights were put off first before the toast.