The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Boko Haram terrorist group is doomed and their days are numbered,having been flushed out of their fortress in Sambisa forest with no so-called caliphate as previously claimed by them.
The APC made this known in a statement issued in Lagos by Mr Lai Mohammed, its National Publicity Secretary, to condole with the governments and people of Borno and Adamawa States over the recent spate of bomb blasts in the two states in which scores of people died.
According to the party, the recent spate of attacks was a direct reflection of the huge successes by the military in flushing the Boko Haram terrorists out of their strongholds and putting them on the run.
The statement noted that the unrelenting military campaign against the insurgents has dispersed them into the population, hence the need for all citizens, especially in the worst-hit areas, to be extra vigilant and beware of the insurgents who have been let loose.
“With no fortress to call their own any more, having been smoked out of Sambisa Forest and removed from their ‘caliphates’, they have resorted to these cowardly attacks aimed at soft targets.
“But grim as the situation may seem at the moment, these cowardly attacks will taper off sooner than later, because suicide bombings are not sustainable, and because of the unrelenting campaign by our military.
“It used to be that Boko Haram terrorists will easily slip across the border to neighbouring countries after carrying out deadly and spectacular attacks in Nigeria.
“Now, they have not only lost their ability to carry out spectacular attacks, they are also unable to slip across the border, after being increasingly hemmed in by regional forces. Their days are numbered. Boko Haram is domed”, the statement added.
While commiserating with the affected North-East states over the recent incidents, the party urged the government and people of the states to take solace in the fact that “the attacks will not endure, because of the stepped up campaign by the nation’s gallant soldiers.”
The Street Journal recalls that the insurgents recently attacked Muslim worshipers by detonating improvised explosive devices at mosques in Maiduguri and Yola, where many were killed and others injured.