- The federal government's claim of victory over terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been criticised
- Senator Shehu Sani is of the opinion that tremendous progress has been made, but not complete victory
- He, however, commended the military for its efforts
Senator Shehu Sani has picked holes at the federal government's claim of victory over terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The senator stated that although tremendous progress has been made in the fight against insurgency, complete victory is yet to be achieved.
According to him, until the last hostage is freed and back home and until the suic*de attacks stops, victory is not yet complete.
"The military made sacrifices and achieved a lot in the battle against the insurgents,and that is commendable.But until the last hostage is freed and back home and until the suic*de attacks stops,we can only say tremendous progress has been made but not complete victory," he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 13, declared that the existence of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to an end, with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed onslaught by the Nigerian army.
President Buhari made this known when he received the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Rev. Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, at the State House, Abuja.
His words: “You can’t indoctrinate people who are below the age of 14 years and blow up churches, mosques, markets and you keep shouting God is great.
“It is either you don’t know what you are saying, or you simply don’t care or believe what you are saying. It is part of our success story that Boko Haram is finding it more difficult to recruit people.
“The Nigerian Army is also not making it easy for them to grow, with more intelligence, orientation and regular, the measured onslaught on their camps.”
Yesterday, Tuesday, February 13, the Nigerian army announced that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is currently on the run.
The army made the claim in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Sani Usman.
According to the statement, Shekau has abandoned his followers and is currently running for his dear life disguised as a woman on hijab.
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