President Buhari Orders Military To Wipe Out Boko Haram


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President Muhammadu Buhari has given a marching order to the military to take the fight against terrorism to the Boko Haram insurgents on continuous basis until they are wiped out.

This is as the President has dispatched his Chief of Staff to Borno State to sympathize with the people and government of the state over the gruesome murder of over 43 persons working in rice farms in Zabarmari community, Jere local government of the state.

A team of high level officials representing the Executive and Legislative arms of government was in Maiduguri on Monday to deliver a message of condolence and solidarity with the government and people of Borno State.

The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan spoke for the team and the Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari representing President Buhari presented a joint message, on behalf of the President, the government and people of Nigeria to the Governor, the Shehu of Borno, and the bereaved Zabarmari community, describing the massacre of the farm workers as the worst form of “senseless, barbaric and gruesome murder.”

The President said he committed himself to making more resources available to the military to prosecute the war, adding that he will “work closely with neighbouring countries on bilateral and multilateral levels to ensure that there is no hiding place for the terrorists.”

He further said,”“Nothing is more important than ensuring the security of lives and property of the people. Everything is secondary when security is at a stake.

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“As we mourn the loss of our sons in Zabarmari, the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents, not on a one-off, but on a continuous basis until we root out the terrorists.”

President Buhari commended Governor Babagana Zulum for his leadership in running the affairs of the state.

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