Posted by News Express | 15 September 2015 | 2,482 times
The acting Director, Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, has reassured that the Boko insurgency in Nigeria will soon be the thing of the past. Colonel Abubakar made this declaration when a group of pressmen visited him yesterday in his office at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
The Defence Spokesman pointed out that with the renewed commitment of the military leadership and the determination of the troops in the mission areas, the end to insurgency is imminent.
He eulogised the heart-warming success of the potent coordination between the air element of the Nigerian Air Force and the ground troops of the Nigerian Army that has uprooted Boko Haram insurgents from their strongholds, including their several camps in Sambisa Forest.
Colonel Abubakar, without mincing words, said it is unpatriotic for any citizen, no matter under whatsoever guise, to carry arms against his/her own people and the country. He then called the unrepentant members of Boko Haram “to have a rethink, lay down their arms and abandon their strange and uncivilised ideology for the betterment of mankind.”
He used the occasion to eulogise the troops for their ever-ready posture to tackle head-on all forms of criminality by the terrorists. He attributed the feat recorded so far by the troops to motivation and injection of right arsenal in the prosecution of the battle against insurgency.
Colonel Abubakar re-assured the public that the Defence Headquarters is re-strategising to halt such inhuman activities, recounting how a suicide bomber attempting to blow up Yankari Motor Park in Bauchi was arrested before he could commit the heinous crime.
He appealed to everyone to always be at alert and conscious of crowded and populated public places, including markets and places of worship while also charging the public to collaborate with the military and other security agencies in the supply of timely information that could assist the agencies to be pro-active in their resolve to contain insurgency.
•Photo shows Ag. Defence Spokesman, Colonel Abubakar.
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