Abuja - The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the Nigerian military for ramping up the fight against the Boko Haram.
The party said visible paradigm shift in the military's approach to the battle against the insurgents was yielding positive results.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the rejuvenated military was now taking the battle to the insurgents, instead of waiting for them to attack.
He described as “refreshing” and “reassuring” the fact that Service Chiefs had been visiting the terror-ridded Northeast, not only to pep up the army but also to meet with political and community leaders in the area.
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“The stepped-up fight against Boko Haram has convinced Nigerians that indeed their military is getting its groove back, and can beat the three-month deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari for Boko Haram to be defeated,” said Mohammed.
He said the renewed battle had also shown that President Muhammadu Buhari was right in directing the relocation of the military's command and control centre from Abuja to Maiduguri.
"Watching the video clip of Nigerian Air Force jets pounding targets in Sambisa Forest, which is the fortress of the insurgents, over the weekend arouses great pride in the military," Mohammed said.
The party ascribed the sucess to the purposeful leadership and political will provided by President Buhari.
"Nigerian neighbours are now ready to contribute their full quota to the battle, with the latest news indicating that Cameroon has decided to triple its initial troops contribution to the Multi-National Joint Task Force to reach 2400 troops.
"Also, contrary to the lies being propagated by the naysayers, President Buhari's visit to the US has reset Nigeria relations with that country to the level where much-needed military hardware are now being sent to Nigeria to increase the country's military firepower," Mohammed said.
It said while the military must sustain its ongoing efforts to further degrade the fighting ability of the insurgents.
It was thus important for all Nigerians to continue to support the troops so that the terrorists who had killed and maimed at will in the past several years could be defeated once and for all.
Mohammed said Nigerians always believed that the military had the capacity to protect and defend Nigeria's territorial integrity.
“We are glad that the military is now proving us right,” he said.
- CAJ News