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End of Boko Haram in sight, says minister


Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Ali

Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Ali

As Nigerians eagerly await fulfilment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to end terrorism in Nigeria by December, Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Ali, has again assured the nation that activities of the Boko Haram insurgents will soon be a thing of the past.

Delivering an address at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna during commissioning of projects for Training Command, Dan’Ali said he was fully convinced that the Nigerian military is the viable tool in tackling the problem of national security.

I am convinced that the activities of these insurgents will soon be a thing of the past and all areas under occupation will be liberated for people to go about their normal lives.
“I am particularly impressed with the new approach of winning the heart and minds of the populace through advocacy and outreach programmes of the armed forces as emplaced by the current leadership of Mr. President and Commander-in-chief.

I sincerely commend the Nigerian Air Force for the successes recorded in the renewed vigour to rout out the insurgents and effectively degrade their capabilities.
“I am confident that this fight will bring more people into the fight against the insurgents thereby making the task of our armed forces much easier through the cooperation of the locals, especially in the provision of real time information and intelligence gathering.
“Let me assure you that the Federal Government will do everything humanly possible to rejuvenate the Air Force to meet its constitutional roles.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said that in order to overcome the challenges Nigeria is facing, there is need for knowledge, which is why NAF has decided to invest in training facilities so that officers will have the right environment to acquire knowledge.
‎”We are aware of the fact that this is an era of change, and therefore we quickly put together these infrastructures so that the instructor pilots and pilots that are coming in for flight training will have a place to live so that they can pursue their training programmes without difficulties.

In line with building capacities of our officers and men, currently we have over 250 ‎personnel outside Nigeria that are undergoing one form of training or the other.
“Before now, accommodation for our students were not in a condition that is conducive, and ‎that is why today we are commissioning six blocks of renovated and fully furnished cadet quarters which are capable of accommodating 60 personnel.”

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  • Damilola

    Gen. Defence, I know you’re not near this platform, talkless of reading dis. However, for record purpose sir, I will like to digress a little bit to ur first statement at office concerning ur Boss certificate. Please you’re in charge now, kindly produce us with the original certificate with d military. God help u fight d enemies sir; if at all u av d will


    I s this not a political statement?prior to may 29th,2015,boko harams activities were only being heard and reported in Sambisa forest,today,boko harams can freely bomb Kano, Maiduguri,and just yesterday,Dr.Ekhomu a highly respected security expert on national newspaper interview,strongly warned of an imminent ISIL -BOKO HARAMS will strike the south west,he specifically cited a current security report.You as a Brigadier Gen.rtd,and Minister of Defense,which of these assertion do we believe ?

  • Tolu Mogaji

    ZINNI – So the Churches and Mosques burnt and bombed all over the Northern Nigeria as well as the motor park bombing in Abuja, including the attempted assassination of the then Major General Muhamadu Buhari (Retd.), also in Abuja prior to 29 May 2015 all happened at Sambisa Forest? Why can’t some people be objective for once and agree that terrorism all over the World is a non-conventional war that is so difficult to win.

    • ZINNI

      Tolu i said the activities of boko harams should have been reduced by 80% and restricted to just Sambisa forest only,severally we have heard that Sambisa have been totally Air raided and all boko haram observation post,operational bases and materials were destroyed,do we have TWO SAMBISA FOREST ?OR the same one?or do we capture territories today and loose territories tomorrow?,as daily military do report,i can`t just comprehend it all,it seems rather to be escalating,and Dr Ekhomu is a household name in security matters is warning Nigerians to be vigilant and careful,as ISIL – BOKO Haram`s attack is imminent,i am only wondering and adding up what the Army and newspapers reports

  • markko

    where is our army 150 killed by bokoharam we need there bodies [buhari] mumu illiterate president.

  • leonardsonyekwere

    In the early Morning of November 24th, 2015, I had a dream and in the dream, I saw many dead pythons with severed heads. While a few people claimed that they killed some of them, most of the dead pythons were found that way. And from the neck where their heads were cut-off, tiny snakes crawled out and cars and bikes were running over them.

    My people, the war the enemy had waged for years in the physical realm is a manifestation of the on-going war in the spiritual realm. But glory be to Yahweh our Elohim, for the victory and glory is his who by this is revealing that his people should not fear because of the anti-Christ of our time but should rejoice for the great pythons’ head has been severed(in the spiritual realm). Therefore, the tiny snakes crawling out(represents the agents of Lucifer who have declared war
    against the free world) but with the great pythons’ heads severed in the spiritual realm, their defeat is a walkover.

    ʾĒl ʿElyōn(God the Most High), your redeemed is glorifying you and I ask my people and all the believers to rejoice in the LORD. His grace, we do not deserve but is extended to us and his compassion also a gift unto us at this age. Yahweh! There is no other God like unto you and forever I praise your name Yahweh our Elohim.

    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”—-Ephesians 6:12

    “And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hand”——-1 Samuel 17:47

    “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by my might, nor by my power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts”———-Zecharia 4;6

    • ZINNI

      Great rare insight,i must say

  • bigbang

    We need the SU25 fighter jet and a long range interceptor jet like a SU30 fighter jet. The current aircraft we have can’t hit anything accurately.

  • stan Emelogu

    The war against Boko Haram is full of lies and half truths. Since the Buhari administration hit the scene they have continued to make mistakes any competent military outfit will not make. Nigerians are not interested in the claims and counter claims of ending terrorism or the endless deadlines our president and the military continues to issue. Nigerians will make do with a government that develops a strategy that contains the Boko Haram or degrades it to manageable levels. To continuously promise Nigerians to end Boko Haram and then fail to is just unconscionable. Why are we continuously in the campaign mode even after the elections are over and they won? Here comes December and the last deadline to end Boko Haram is at hand and the insurgents are still bombing and maiming Nigerians all across the North. My prediction is that president Buhari will issue another deadline and we will build our hopes on that till it also expires. Even Boy Scouts could do better than this outfit studded with Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals. Let us get this right.

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