The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar has assured Nigerians that the military will meet the presidential deadline to stamp out Boko Haram from Nigeria on or before December this year. He gave the gave the assurance in a meeting with the editorial team of Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Daily Trust newspaper titles at its Abuja head office yesterday August 27th.
"We are on course, to meet the deadline given to us by President Buhari, with the active collaboration of the Chief of Defense Staff and other Service Chiefs, the insurgency will definitely be over before the deadline or at worst on the deadline. We will maintain that level of momentum; we are not going to fail Nigerians. I believe the activities of Boko Haram will very soon be a thing of the past.”he said