The Nigerian Army has guaranteed to defeat Boko Haram sect within 3 months.
This was contained in a statement issued by the acting spokesperson of the Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman. A fragment of the statement reads:
“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 statement said.
Meanwhile, Colonel Sani Usman had given an update on the counter-insurgency operation during a news conference in Abuja on September 3, Thursday.