The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, on Wednesday warned perpetrators of terrorist activities to have a rethink, warning that “nobody can bomb us into submission.”
Petinrin made this declaration at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja during the presentation of entitlement cheques to the Next of Kins of the military personnel killed in action in 2012.
He said in any country there are those whose stock in trade is to constitute a nuisance and use acts of intimidation to get power.
He, however, urged Nigerians, especially families of those who died in the line of duty while defending the territorial integrity of the country, to be resolute as “the days of trouble makers are numbered.”
“We must be resolute, not only we in the armed forces but our families and children must be as resolute as we are,” he said.
The CDS advised those harbouring ambitions of ruling the country to do so through the proper channels rather than through the back-door of violence.
“Nobody will bomb us into submission or kill us into submission. If you want to rule people you don’t rule them by killing, you rule them by appealing to them, by forming your party, and by running elections,” he said.