President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the military that his government would provide the necessary logistics needed to successfully prosecute the on-going war against the Boko Haram terrorists according to reports on online media.
Buhari who was represented by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Munguno (rtd), gave this assurance on Monday during his visit to operational areas in the North-eastern part of the country.
In another forum, Buhari stressed that the well-being of about 1.5 million people displaced by terrorism in the North-east remained one of the top priorities of his government.
The president also used the opportunity to address officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Yola.
“I am telling you this, and you can take it as if it is coming from the president himself that you are going to be given everything you require, not only for the operation but for your personal welfare. This is an assurance I want to give you,” he said.
He said that the purpose of the operational visit was to enable his team assess the situation on ground and relate with the troops with a view to adequately identifying and addressing observed challenges facing the troops.
Buhari noted that the NAF has brought a lot of noticeable improvements in the war against the terrorists due to the aerial support provided to the ground troops, hence he commended NAF personnel for their commitment and patriotism while urging them to keep the spirit high and to remain steadfast in their resolve to stand-up against the Boko Haram terrorists.
The operational areas visited by the president’s representatives and his team include Damaturu, Maiduguri and Yola in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.