Federal government rallies support for victorious troops

Ugo Okoro, Hajia Sani

The Federal Government has congratulated troops of the Nigerian military for finally seizing the Sambisa Forest from boko haram terrorists and securing the North-east, paving the way for the re-opening of two strategic roads in Borno State.
In a statement, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the troops as they clear the remnants of the terrorists who are now on the run.
He also called for increased vigilance among Nigerians, as boko haram escapees seek to integrate themselves into communities, saying eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.
”We urge Nigerians to keep our gallant and victorious troops in their prayers, and to also imbibe the mantra of ‘if you see something, say something’ as a way of ensuring that no escaped terrorist is able to wreak havoc in their communities. It is also important to know that now that they have been dispossessed of their fortress, the boko haram escapees will intensify their cowardly attacks on vulnerable targets if only to maintain an illusion of terror. But there should be no panic because the worst is over,” Mohammed said.

Mohammed said overall, the leadership provided by President Muhammadu Buhari provided the much-needed impetus for the military’s victory in the North-east, and urged Nigerians to “continue to give their unalloyed support to the President in his untiring efforts to restore peace and security across the country and also revamp the economy.”