Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed gratitude to local troops for the recent victories against the Boko Haram.
He was hopeful the troops were on course to reclaim all territories occupied by the sect.
“I am daily updated about the war on terror and the progress being consistently made by the Nigerian military. Let me say that I am proud of the valour displayed by the officers and men of our security services.
"As the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, I commend our military for their gallantry in confronting and rolling back terrorists and enemies of Nigeria,” Jonathan said on Wednesday.
He added that the current success in rolling back terrorists is the beginning and will ensure that every inch of Nigerian territory is retaken and the insurgency is defeated.
“This is only the beginning. Just as I assured our troops when I visited them at the front and all Nigerians during my last Presidential Media Chat, we will not relent until every inch of Nigerian territory is retaken and the insurgency is defeated. Never again shall Nigerian territory be occupied by terrorists”.
Jonathan said the government would remain grateful to the military and ensure that the best training and equipment are given to them.
“We remain grateful to our troops and we will continue to support them by ensuring they have the best training and equipment as well as enhanced conditions of service.”
The military has reported major successes against the Boko Haram in the North East where thousands have been killed and more than 1 million have been displaced over the years.
- CAJ News