President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed that Nigeria will never again concede any part of her territory to the Boko Haram terrorists, even as he commended the Nigerian military for recapturing lost towns and communities in the North-eastern part of the country.
Jonathan who spoke through the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Supervising Minister of Information, Mr. Edem Duke, gave this assurance on Saturday in front of Defence Headquarter (DHQ), Abuja, at the end of solidarity rally for the Armed Forces organized by the Support Our Troops Foundation.
He reminded Nigerians that during the Presidential media chat, he promised them that momentum on the planned offensive against the terrorists in the North East will be seen.
“It is therefore with great pleasure that I join my voice to salute the bravery of our military. Thanks to the bravery of our military that we have this momentum against the terrorists.
“I call on Nigerians that wherever they are, they should endeavour to replicate his solidarity”, he urged. “Never again will our recovered territories be lost to the terrorists”.
Also speaking, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who spoke through the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, vowed that “never again will the terrorists have a free reign over any part of Nigerian territory”.
Badeh further assured of comprehensive victory against the Boko Haram sect, which he noted, will serve as a global model on how to fight and defeat terrorists.
“We have assured Mr. President that never again will the terrorists have a free reign in Nigeria. We will defeat terrorism in Nigeria, which will serve as a model all over the world”, he said.