Spokesman of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Colonel Rabe Abubakar Thursday, August 27, 2015 assured Nigerians that the military will attain the December Presidential deadline of ending Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
Colonel Abubakar gave the assurance in a meeting with the editorial team of Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Daily Trust newspaper titles at its Abuja head office.
He said: “We are on course, to meet the deadline given to us by President Buhari, with the active collaboration of the Chief of Defense Staff and other Service Chiefs, the insurgency will definitely be over before the deadline or at worst on the deadline.”
He added that the military was poised to maintain the recent success recorded: “we will maintain that level of momentum; we are not going to fail Nigerians,” noting that: “I believe the activities of Boko Haram will very soon be a thing of the past.”
Abubakar while stating that the military is not relenting to crush Boko Haram, appealed that: “we can achieve it by having a vibrant media on our side.”
He said his visit to the head office of Media Trust Limited was to push for partnership with the media towards ending the Boko Haram Insurgency.
Abubakar said:”We count on you not only to report but campaign in such a manner that it will send messages to the insurgents and those who may be lured into it,” adding that: “If you champion this we may do away with Boko Haram.”
Fielding questions on the abducted Chibok School girls, Abubakar said: “The military is doing enough, the military; all of us are in the north east to ensure that, not just to finish Boko Haram but get our loved ones back.”
“I believe as we move on with our operations the possibility of getting them is hundred percent,” the Defence spokesman declared.