Boko Haram: Why Nigerian troops are winning the war

Boko Haram: Why Nigerian troops are winning the war

Monday, September 14, 2015 11:48 pm


Colonel Rabe Abubakar

Colonel Rabe Abubakar, middle, speaks with the media

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

The Nigerian military has attributed the feat recorded against Boko Haram insurgents by Nigerian troops  to motivation and injection of right arsenal in the prosecution of the battle against insurgency.

Colonel  Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director, Defence Information who said this on Monday also reiterated  that the insurgency which has claimed thousands of lives in the Northern part of the country will soon be a thing of the past.

Colonel Abubakar made this declaration when a group of pressmen visited him in his office at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

The Defence Spokesman pointed out that with the renewed commitment of the military leadership and the determination of the troops in the mission areas, the end to insurgency is imminent.

He eulogized the  heart-warming success of the brilliant coordination between the air element of the Nigerian Air Force and the ground troops of the Nigerian Army that has uprooted the Boko Haram insurgency from their strongholds, including their several camps in Sambisa forest.

Colonel Abubakar, without mincing words, described as unpatriotic acts for any citizen, no matter under whatsoever guise, to carry arms against his/her own people and the country.

He then called the unrepentant members of the terrorist group to have a rethink, lay down their arms and abandon their strange and uncivilized ideology for the betterment of mankind.

The Defence Spokesman used the occasion to commend the troops for their ever-ready posture to tackle head-on all forms of criminality by the terrorists.

On suicide bombings, Colonel Abubakar re-assured the public that the Defence Headquarters is re-strategising to halt such inhuman activities.

He cited  how a suicide bomber attempting to blow up Yankari Motor Park in Bauchi was arrested before he could commit his heinous crime.

He therefore appealed to the citizens to be on alert and conscious of crowded and populated public places including markets and places of worship.

He charged members of the public to collaborate with the military and other security agencies in the supply of timely information that could assist the agencies to be pro-active in their resolve to contain insurgency.

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