Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, has declared that there were no longer camps of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-Eastern part of the country.
Usman made the declaration on Monday at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information, Bonny Camp, Lagos.
He assured Nigerians that the military was winning the war against terrorism, insisting that there were no more terrorists clustered in a particular place in the area.
The army spokesman explained that the military operation in the North-East is hinged on three things:
“First, defeating the Boko Haram terrorists, which have been accomplished; making room to facilitate humanitarian assistance which is also ongoing” and “Then restoration of law and order for good governance to take place.
“We no longer have camps of Boko Haram terrorists and we no longer have them conveyed in the territories,’’ he said.
He said the development was the reason for the reopening of roads that were hitherto closed “to the extent that we have trans-border trade.”
“Take for instance; just recently, the important road that links Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon was just re-opened. We have come to the point that we can beat our chest and decisively say we have dealt with Boko Haram,” Usman said.
He noted that the Directorate of Army Public Relations places high premium on training of officers and soldiers in order to enhance proficiency.
“The Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information must remain focused in the training of officers and soldiers to meet the need of well trained and skilled manpower.
“This is the first of its kind to further enhance joint operations of the
armed forces and possibly international military engagement,’’ Usman said.
He thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai for improving the Nigerian Army formations.