We’ll defeat Boko Haram, says Defence Headquarters

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

The top hierarchy of the Nigerian Armed Forces has expressed its resolve to quell the insurgency ravaging the northeastern corner of the country occasioned by the activities of the dreaded sect, Boko Haram


Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar made expressed the resolve on Saturday in a statement he issued on Friday.

The resolution came as government was reacting to reports in the media suggesting that the nation’s armed forces were incapable of bringing the problem to an end.

Abubakar in the statement wrote that “As far as the military is concerned Boko Haram insurgency is within the ambit of what the Nigerian Armed Forces can handle.

“The story which claimed that Service Chiefs decried inadequate equipment and non release of 2015 military votes as the reason of continued insurgency is equally scurrilous and calculated to diminish the armed forces.”

While stating that the story is false and far from what happened when the service chiefs visited the leadership of the senate.

He added, “But for avoidance of doubt, the visit of the military leadership to the senate president was purely a closed-door meeting aimed at intimating the senate about the level of successes recorded in the onslaught against Boko Haram and to assure the National Assembly and all Nigerians that the military is winning and will soon see the end of this menace called Boko Haram.” 

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