FG canvasses support for military in war against terror

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has urged Nigerians to support the military in its efforts to consolidate on the achievements

it had recorded in the fight against the dreaded sect, Boko Haram.

Mohammed made the call on Monday at the launch of a private news magazine, SI Magazine, in Abuja.

Addressing the gathering, he stated that ”Many of our troops have paid the supreme price in liberating communities hitherto held by the terrorists, to such an extent that no community today is exclusively in the hands of Boko Haram.”

According to him, “Yes, they may be operating in one or two areas but they are doing so from a position of weakness, unlike in the past when they brazenly took over territories, hoisted their flags, desposed and imposed emirs and even collected taxes.

”We owe it a duty to support our gallant military, not to condemn or second guess them.”

He commended the magazine for featuring in its launch edition the details of the recconstruction, resettlement and rehabilitation efforts being undertaken by the Federal and State governments in the North-east, especially in Borno State.

He said, that in reporting the developments, SI Magazine is contributing its own quota to efforts to consolidate the peace in the North-east.

He commended the founder of the magazine, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, for her innovation and creativity and solicited support for her enterprise.

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