Nigerian Military Assures It Will Defeat Boko Haram

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Nigerian Military has assured it is capable of defending the country’s territorial integrity, and maintain internal security, especially against Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. In a release by Major General Chris Olukolade, director of defence information, the military says it would reverse the advancement of the insurgents and defeat them. The military said it is reiterating its pledge to Nigerians as it  earlier did to the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Defence during the week.

Olukode added that, “While welcoming all the concerns shown by Nigerians and a section of the international community following the increased menace and activities of terrorists, it is necessary to reassure all that the Nigerian Armed Forces is more than ever determined and committed to the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nigeria, regardless of any odd.” The security organisation said it is fully conscious of its obligations to the Nigerian State and urge “our citizens not to lose hope or be disenchanted but to remain steadfast and supportive of the military as all steps are being taken to ensure the success of the counter-insurgency operations, especially at this crucial time when our sovereignty is being challenged.” Olukolade said the ability to achieve this “calls for concerted efforts by all and sundry” and reminded it is a “time to despair or shift blames.”

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