Abuja - General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday commended the Armed Forces for advancing in the fight against insurgency.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu, the Director of Media and Publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation in Abuja.
He said the military should be commended in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists that had for several years made life a living hell for many Nigerians.
He said the insurgents had "created the greatest security nightmare ever known by the country since the end of the civil war".
Buhari also commended the military for the "speed and efficiency" with which several towns and villages in the North-East, including Baga, Konduga and Dikwa were liberated by the troops.
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"It is refreshing to realize, as patriotic Nigerians, that indeed we have a military that can hold its own in combat and by so doing be an inspiration and complement of friendly forces fighting alongside with them.
"While we have noted the full display of professionalism and courage in combat exhibited by the gallant officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Armed forces, we also pay tribute to their allies from Cameroun, Chad and Niger, who are fighting alongside them.
"As we celebrate the triumph of our forces and look forward to the eventual weakening and possible annihilation of the terrorists from our territory and the sub-region, we urge the Armed Forces to do more.
"Ensure that territories already re-captured do not fall again to the terrorists and that reasonable security is provided to encourage the displaced population to return to their homelands."