The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has stated that men of the military in Nigeria are at the tail end of the battle to defeat Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of the country.
The Air Force chief, while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, at the Sam Ethnam Air Force Base in Ikeja, during the commissioning of some projects executed by the force, also said the Nigerian military had performed “excellently well.”
Air Marshal Abubakar told newsmen that the military had succeeded in ensuring that members of Boko Haram no longer enjoyed the freedom to move in a convoy of between 15 to 20 vehicles, occupying villages.
“Generally, we are making a substantial progress in the operations against Boko Haram insurgency. We are at the tail end of the operations,” he said.
The Air Force boss commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his resolve and commitment to end both the Boko Haram insurgency and insecurity in general in the country.
“If you look back to 2014 and early 2015, members of Boko Haram used to move in a convoy of about 15 to 20 vehicles from one village to another, killing people. I am sure you will agree with me that such thing is not happening again,” he said.