The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again hailed the Nigerian military for its string of successes in the battle against Boko Haram, saying the impressive performance has shown that the terror group can indeed be defeated within the time stipulated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the continued push to dislodge the terrorists from their fortress in Sambisa Forest and elsewhere, the dismantling of their major fuel depot and other logistics and the rescue of many innocent people from the clutches of the terrorists are clear indications that the military has gained the upper hand against Boko Haram.
It said the mere fact that the terrorists are now surrendering in droves to the gallant troops of the Nigerian military is the clearest indication yet that the bandits are feeling the tremendous heat which has been turned on them.
APC urged the troops to continue with their gallantry and patriotism until they have finally silenced the terror group that has caused the nation so much pain, stressing the need to step up intelligence gathering to stop the lone wolf suicide bombers.
The party also commended the Service Chiefs for their leadership, saying their personal examples – which have seen them on the battle front many times – have made all the
difference in motivating their troops.
APC appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support and pray for the troops, many of whom are paying supreme price even as we write in order to ensure the safety and
security of all Nigerians and the stability, cohesion and unity of the country.