President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the military’s efforts in bringing an end to the insurgency in the nation. According to him, the negative history which was associated with the northeast in the past decade is now gradually becoming a thing of the past, as a result of the efforts of all security agencies. “Our nation is safe again, thanks to the efforts of our security agencies,” the president said at the Nigerian Army Day celebration 2018 in Monguno, Borno State on Friday.
Speaking further, he noted that Boko Haram insurgents now surrender willingly to the troops adding that although there are still challenges, they are being tackled head-on. “Members of the Boko Haram insurgents now surrender willingly in their numbers to our troops. I am happy to inform Nigerians that all other forms of security challenges in other parts of the country are being tackled by our security agencies,” he said.
The President noted that this year’s celebration is designed to showcase the army’s personnel, equipment, as well as their combat capability. Speaking further, he scored his administration high in the fulfilment of its key cardinal policies which are security, economy and anti-corruption.