On the one year anniversary of the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls, the National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki has assured that the girls will be rescued by the military, adding, that the Sambisa Forest will be liberated before May 29.
In a statement by PRNigeria, the NSA said, the movement of the terrorists is being monitored and the military is leaving no stone unturned to “rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation”.
“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”.
“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 recalled that before elections were postponed in February, over 20 local governments were occupied by Book Haram and that most Nigerians were pleasantly surprised that so much was achieved against insurgency within six weeks.
Commending President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on the successful conduct of the 2015 elections, the security adviser however, noted that nobody pressured the President into conceding defeat in the presidential election.
“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.”