BreakingNews 28/3/17 - Firing competition in Sambisa signifies end of Boko Haram -Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Uthman Abubakar reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared the conduct of the 2017 Nigerian?Army Small Arms Championship, (NASAC) inside the notorious Sambisa forest, former enclave for the Boko Haram insurgents, has signified the end of the terrorist group.

 

 

The President made the pronuncement while declaring open the five-day NASAC 2017 championship in Sambisa forest, Bama local government area of Borno state, saying the holding of event in the former terrorists camp equally was a clear testimony that the violent campaign being waged by insurgent were now over.

 

President Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dam Ali, restated the determination of the federal government to ensure the elimination of all kinds of terrorism in the North-East and the country at large.

 

“This championship is a showcase of the clear defeat and degradation of the Boko Haram terrorists group, with the destruction of Camp Zero here in hitherto Sambisa forest. It will also mark the commencement of our plan to move speedily to make Sambisa and the entire North-East safe again for law abiding citizens.

 

“I can categorically say that never again will Boko Haram terrorists occupy any of the Nigerian land. It is an affirmation to the resolve of this government to stamp out all activities and operations of Boko Haram insurgency in our territory,” the president said.

 

He added, “I want congratulate the Nigerian Army for the achievements and reiterate at this point by noting that it is the gains of professional training that brought the Nigerian Army this far. I wish to also use this opportunity to reflect on the importance of training in general to the Nigerian Armed Forces.”

 

Uthman Abubakar reports from Maiduguri, Borno State.

 

*Photo Caption - As seen.

 

 
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