Abuja - Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, believes the armed forces are on the verge of defeating the Boko Haram terrorists.
He said they had made major strides in recent months from the peak of the crisis in 2014 as the sect took over some control in some areas in the northeast.
“I think we have done substantially well. In those days in 2014, you had convoy of vehicles moving round villages and killing Nigerians but it is no longer so,” Badeh said.
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He was speaking in Abuja at a media parley to unveil activities for the 52nd anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force.
“I believe that very soon, God’s willing, we shall come to the end of this problem (Boko Haram). We are at the tail end of this operation,” Abubakar said.
He said intelligence findings indicated divisions among the terrorist sect. “Some of the terrorists are trapped and they do not know how to come out.”
He urged them to surrender.
“So many terrorists are surrendering because they know that there is no escape,” Abubakar said.
Meanwhile, the Air Force will hold its 52nd celebration from April 12-15 in Bauchi State.
The annual event will be held under the theme, “Reuniting for Enhanced Service Delivery and Operational Effectiveness.”
- News 24