Abuja - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the Nigerian military for the liberation of local territories previously
held by insurgents.
He said the successful military operations in the North East justified the earlier position held by leaders of the region that collaborations between the armed forces and the general public would help curb terror.
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"I wish to sincerely commend the troops of the Nigerian military for the liberation of our national territory previously held by terrorists. While these operations could have come earlier, it is important to commend the military for coming to the aid of our communities.
The successful military operations in the North East justify the earlier position held by leaders of the region working with local people brings better results" Abubakar said.
He disclosed that local incursions on small communities were still happening as retreating insurgents were raiding for food.
The former Deputy President expressed hope the Nigerian military, neighboring forces, local leaders and vigilante groups would continue to collaborate towards decisively ending this insurgency.
The armed forces have in recent days reported successes against the Boko Haram insurgents that have wrecked havoc in the north east over the year.
Last month, electoral authorities rescheduled the polls to later this month and mid-April citing terror problems in the north east.
- CAJ News