Abuja - The Federal Government has
appealed to financiers of the Boko Haram insurgents to desist from sponsoring
the terrorists and surrender to security forces as some members of the sect had
Mr Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre,
made the appeal in statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.
The statement which was personally signed by Omeri, said
that there was no wisdom in fighting against ourselves.
"They (terrorists) should know that this war can never be
won by them," he said.
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Omeri reiterated the resolve of the government to rescue all
persons and communities traumatised by the insurgency, adding that there were
concerted efforts to restore normalcy to those communities.
He commended Nigerians for their support and cooperation
with the security forces, saying this was responsible for the successes so far
recorded in the campaign to end insurgency.
The coordinator said that intense fighting was currently
going on in parts of Adamawa, especially in Michika and Bazza among other areas
to flush out the insurgents.
He said that security forces had been recording tremendous
gains in recent weeks.
Omeri noted that the security awareness programme put in
place by the federal government was responsible for nationwide hitch-free
celebration of the 2014 Eid-el-Kabir.