Friday, September 4, 2015

Nigerian Army Promises to Meet 3 Month Deadline for Defeating Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its stand on ending terrorism in three months as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, stated this while giving an update on the counter-insurgency operation, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.

He stated:
“I have no iota of doubt in my mind that our troops will wipe out the insurgents in the shortest possible time and we are committed to this target. You are aware that our troops recaptured Gamboru Ngala last Tuesday and are now consolidating, mopping up and preparing for the next offensive against the terrorists. It is gratifying to note that most of the terrorist group leadership, has been decimated, while foot soldiers are abandoning their masters, burying their weapons in the forest and seeking solace. It is the achievements from harmonised efforts that have confirmed our stand that the insurgency would be ended as soon as possible.
I would like to acknowledge the commendable role the Nigerian Air Force plays in the fight against terrorism, alongside sister service and other security agencies. The bombardment of identified Boko Haram terrorists’ location, close air support, air surveillance and interdiction by the Nigerian Air Force, have enhanced the ongoing operation’s efficiency and successes. In addition to providing water and airlift of other logistics to the war front, the air force has been a force multiplier as troops are confident that they would receive quick medical attention when necessary.”
The director assured that the military would do its part by ensuring that recaptured territories were secured well enough for the government to commence reconstruction work.
Source: Premium Times

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