The Federal Government is working hard to secure the freedom of Leah Sheribu, the only Christian girl abducted by Boko Haram on February 19, 2018, Said President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the 2018 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) held at Monguno in the northern part of Borno State, the President said his administration is also working hard to bring to an end the farmers/ herders’ crisis that have engulfed some states of the federation.
He also reassured that the remaining Chibok Schoolgirls, and others people still in the captive of Boko Haram will regain their freedom soonest.
President Buhari after inspecting the military equipment on display also unveiled the first indigenous made mines resistance ambush protection vehicle.
He described the choice of Borno for 2018 NADCEL as note-worthy as it will change the negative narrative of the Boko Haram crisis in the state.
He said “I am delighted to be in your midst in this 2018 Nigerian Army Day Celebration. I am particularly elated for the choice of the venue, which is northern Borno. The choice of this venue is noteworthy of assuring all Nigerians that the negative narrative about Borno is now becoming a thing of the past. We are aware of the effects of Boko Haram in the livelihood, economic and security of people of Borno.
“I want to use this opportunity to reassure Nigerians and the whole world that my administration is working hard to ensure the quick release of the remaining Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, and the remaining Chibok Schoolgirls from Boko Haram captivity. We are also working hard to bring to an end, the farmers/herders’ clash in the country.
“I want to sincerely thank the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the role played in degrading Boko Haram insurgents in Borno and Northeast, as well as containing the security challenges facing the nation,” President Buhari said.
The President who paid special tributes to wounded and dead soldiers in the course of the Boko Haram crisis, added that “This year’s Army Day Celebration, is in line with my administration’s three cardinal policies, which are security of the lives and property of the citizenry, growing the dwindling economy and the anti-corruption crusade. Thus, three years ago, when I took over as commander-in-chief, I made the promise which has been achieved today.”