– Former Nigerian vice-president, Atiku Abubakar has described the defeat of Boko Haram as the best Christmas present to Nigeria
– The former vice-president commended the officers and men of the Nigerian Army for the invasion and sacking of Camp Zero, the last Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa Forest
– He described the success of the soldiers as “a military feat worth celebrating”
Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar has described the defeat of the Boko Haram as the best Christmas and New Year present to Nigeria.
B’Haram’s defeat, military’s best Christmas gift –Atiku
Atiku, in a statement by his Media Office in Abuja on Tuesday, December 27, noted that the sacrifice of the Armed Forces was a gift to the nation that had been under tremendous stress on account of the deadly activities of the insurgents.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that the North-East geopolitical zone could rejoin the nation’s development process, which it had been denied by the over seven-year insurgency.
The former vice-president commended the officers and men of the Nigerian Army for the invasion and sacking of Camp Zero, the last Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa Forest.
He described the success of the soldiers as “a military feat worth celebrating,” saying the Army had made good its promise to finally defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the North-East.
The statement reads in part: “This spectacular victory is the result of committed and focused leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the military commanders at the battlefront, the intelligence agencies and the unity of purpose exhibited by the nation’s military chiefs to rid the country of the Boko Haram menace.
“He also thanked the international community and close partners of Nigeria in the anti-terror war. The final routing at Sambisa Forest hopefully should herald the end of terrorism in the country.”
On Saturday, December 24, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the last and most deadly stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists had been recaptured.
The president said the terrorists were already on the run and had no place to hide.
He further urged the Nigerian military and its troops to maintain the tempo of the ongoing operation in Sambisa and bring the insurgents to justice.