The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen.Christopher Musa, has assured that the military would hunt down and bring to justice, all terrorists, bandits and enemies of the state.
Musa made this known on Friday in Abuja, at the burial of military personnel who died recently in combat and air crash in Niger.
He said that the military would not be watching and allow the enemies of the state to continue to destroy lives and properties.
The CDS promised the terrorists that the military would go after them and avenge the death of its personnel that were killed while defending the nation.
Musa said the day that military buried personnel was one of the most difficult days in every commander’s mind, noting that he felt highly pained to bury his officers and soldiers.
“But I want to assure the families that their death is not in vain. We appreciate them, we pray for them and we will ensure that those that did this must pay for it.
“I use this opportunity to call all commanders, all troops all over Nigeria, that we must avenge this.
“Those that did this and those that have continued to kill our men wherever they are, we will get them out,” he said.
He vowed that the military would smoke them out and ensure that they never had an opportunity to kill any other person.
“Today we gather here with heavy hearts and tearful eyes to bid farewell to our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.
“We stand there today to honor their courage, dedication and unwavering commitment to duty.
“Their lives were abruptly taken from us in the line of duty while responding to a distress call in the Chukuba community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger,” he said.