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Military Will Liberate Sambisa Forest Before May 29 – NSA Dasuki

Military Will Liberate Sambisa Forest Before May 29 – NSA Dasuki

| On 14, Apr 2015

On the anniversary of the abduction of over 200 secondary school girls from Chibok secondary school in Borno State, the National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has given assurance that the Federal Government would make every effort to ensure that the over 200 abducted Chibok girls along with other Nigerian abducted by terrorists are rescued.

 Dasuki, who gave the assurance in an interview he granted PRNigeria, a media agency that distributes press releases on behalf of security agencies, also declared that Sambisa Forest, which is the fortress of Boko Haram terrorists and one of their last remaining camps will be stormed and liberated before the May 29, 2015 presidential hand-over date.

 He said: “Right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest have been destroyed. The forest would have since been liberated but for the unfavourable weather condition prevailing in the area as all needed reconnaissance activity and necessary deployment of troops have been made for the operation.

“Every movement of the terrorists is being monitored and every necessary detail is being taken care of to rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation,” the NSA said.

He explained that government is concerned about the welfare of every single Nigerian including the girls saying; “aside the Chibok girls, other Nigerian girls, boys, men and women were abducted by the terrorists and all efforts are being made to rescue them all.”

While appealing for a little more time to complete the routing of terrorists, Dasuki noted that before elections were postponed in February, over 20 local governments were occupied by the Boko Haram sect, adding that most Nigerians were pleasantly surprised that so much has been achieved against insurgency within six weeks.

He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the successful conduct of the 2015 elections, even as he stressed that contrary to insinuation in certain quarters, nobody pressured the President into conceding defeat in the presidential election.

 According to him; “President Jonathan had already given his words to all the security and Service Chiefs before the election that he would abide by the decision of Nigerians. At the meeting, he also told them to perform their duties professionally during the polls.

“While we anticipated that he would congratulate his opponent if the result is announced in favour of opposition candidate, he gratuitously without prompting of anyone conceded defeat to the surprise of all.

 “By that singular gesture he had saved the security agencies and the nation of unnecessary tension and stress in maintaining law and order and curtailing excesses of likely protesters.”

Source: Per Second News