Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has hailed the courage and determination of President Muhammadu Buhari, Army chiefs armed and other security personnel for the liberation of Sambisa Forest and adjoining abode of the insurgent sect, Boko Haram.
In a press release made available to newsmen in Minna, the Niger State capital on Monday, Babangida expressed delight over the news saying it is a relief that the Boko Haram terrorists have been successfully smoked out of their notorious enclave.
“May I rejoice with the government and Nigerians on the successful dislodging of Boko Haram from their base in Sambisa. It is a sign of relief, that the Military has finally smoked out Boko Haram terrorists from their notorious enclave of Sambisa Forest,” he said.
Babangida then expressed optimism that with the successful takeover of the forest, the remaining Chibok girls will soon be located and reunite with their families.
He stated, “President Muhammadu Buhari and the Military are capable of crushing any challenge of the territorial integrity of Nigeria”.
The former Military President then paid tribute to all fallen heroes for paying a supreme sacrifice in their efforts of keeping the nation from aggression while urging the military to unveil a new strategy that will totally defeat insurgents, terrorists, armed bandits and cattle rustlers all over the country.
By Isa Lapai, Minna