Insurgency has come to its end in Nigeria – Jonathan

By Post Nigeria January 16, 2015 16:20

Insurgency has come to its end in Nigeria – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the nation that the menace of Boko Haram will be over for good.

He gave this assurance while addressing the officers of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army at the Mailari cantonment during his visit to Maiduguri.

“Let me assure you that we will soon take over all the areas. From the briefings I have received from the service chiefs, I assure you we will take over the towns and communities,” the president said.

In his speech, he thanked the officers for their dedication and patriotic service to the nation letting them know that the country was proud of them especially given the sacrifices they make daily in the North East.

He committed to their continued improvement, “The Nigerian military is now better off in terms of equipment than it was in the past. We will continue to do our best to ensure the armed forces are better equipped,” he said.

“In terms of equipment and logistics, we have already made considerable progress since the insurgency started and we will continue to improve in that regard until your operations are successfully concluded,” he told the soldiers.

The President added, “What you’re doing is not easy. We thank you as a nation. Terrorism is a global phenomenon. We’re working day and night, trying to curtail this madness.

“We will assist you to succeed in your effort. We will give you what is due to you. Government will make sure you get it. We appreciate your dutiful service, loyalty and commitment.”

Describing the troops as a special breed of men who were undertaking a great assignment for their fatherland, the President assured them that all necessary action was being taken to address challenges facing them in their operations against Boko Haram.