Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has hailed the Nigerian military for their sacrifice in restoring peace in the North-East.
Mr. Shettima stated this while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri, the state capital on Sunday.
“The military has recorded tremendous achievements in the past six months, we are now consolidating the emerging peace in the state.
“It is wrong for anyone to say that the Boko Haram are in control. Yes you might have pockets of them trying to foment mischief, but eventually, we shall overcome the hiccups.
“We are all living witnesses to what is happening in Borno, you and I know that in the last couple of months Ngala was liberated by the military, so also was Bama, Gwoza, Dikwa, Mafa and so many other communities that were hitherto under the terrorists’ control.
“The military deserve commendation not condemnation”, the governor said.
He said it was clear that the Boko Haram terrorists had been decimated by the military.
“The Boko Haram terrorists have been decimated and President Buhari deserves special commendation for that.
“The people of the North-East, especially those of Borno are eternally grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment toward restoring sanity in the area”, Mr. Shettima said.
He said that the military were making efforts to rout out the terrorists from their hideouts in Sambisa forest.
“The most important thing for us now as a people is to support the Federal Government on the anti-terrorism war”, Mr. Shettima said.
He said that it was difficult to end terrorism within a short time.
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