The president yesterday paid an unscheduled visit to Kano following Friday’s bomb blast that left more than 170 people dead.
President Goodluck Jonathan while in Kano vowed that the Federal Government would soon wipe out the dreaded, Boko Haram Islamic sect, pleading with Nigerians to join hands with security agencies by exposing suspicious elements within their neighborhood.
He made this statement at the palace of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
The President said security would be strengthened in Kano State and other places across the country, adding that the Federal Government would not rest until terrorism was wiped out in the country.
“Those causing havoc will never succeed, Kano has been in peace since the Boko Haram insurgence. The Federal Government will not rest until the perpetrators are brought to book.
“The people doing this are not spirits, they are among us. I seek the cooperation of all towards getting those involved in the havoc arrested.
“I can assure you that we will intensify security in Kano and all over the nation to look at our neighbours to know what they do, to enable us to fish out these miscreants
“Let us police ourselves because if we don’t, one day, it may be against us. We will not rest until these terrorist are wiped out.”
The Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Hafiz Ringim, was not among the president’s entourage. This generated curiosity among the residents.