The Federal Government says it has attained some level of success in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s disturbed region.
The Minister of Defence, Mr Mansur Dan-Ali, made the declaration on Thursday when he received a report from a committee on the handing-over of liberated areas in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Addressing members of the committee, he said: “Without contradicting the contents of the report, you will agree with me (that) appreciable success have been recorded against the Boko Haram insurgents, since the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Mr Dan-Ali noted that the government would not fail to mete out the full weight of law on those who were bent on jeopardising the nation’s peace and stability.
“Once again, I want to assure you and indeed, all Nigerians that the government remains totally unchanged in its commitment to eradicating insurgency and criminality in the northeast in particular, and the nation in general,” he said.
The Defence Minister warned all persons, groups of individuals and organisations that the government would not condone any activity that could pose threat to Nigeria’s security.
He added that the Federal Government would not hesitate to seek the support of the international community in ensuring adequate security.
“All relevant security agencies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have been mobilised and directed to swing into action to identify and stop any possible threat to our national security,” he added.