By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
A former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has felicitated with officers and men of the Nigeria Army on the spectacular feat of the invasion and sacking of Camp Zero, the last Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa Forest.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Abubakar described the success of the soldiers as “a military feat worth celebrating”.
The former Vice President said the Army has made good on its promise to finally defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the Northeast region of our country.
He adds that by accomplishing this feat, the Army has shown that it has truly regained form and its famed fighting ability for which the Nigeria Army is known.
The Turakin Adamawa says further that 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.
Abubakar also commends Nigerians who at every point in the anti-terror war has always stood by and supported the military with prayers and good wishes. He also thanks the international community and close partners of Nigeria in the anti-terror war saying that the final routing at Sambisa Forest hopefully should herald the end of terrorism in the country.
The Turakin Adamawa states that the victory presents the people and government of Nigeria as well as the country’s international partners with the challenge of consolidating the peace by joining hands for the rehabilitation, reconstruction and re-development of the entire Northeast region which was heavily devastated by the activities of the Boko Haram while the anti-terror war lasted.