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FG Rallies Support For Victorious Troops As Key Roads Open in Borno

The Federal Government has congratulated the gallant troops of the

Nigerian military for finally seizing the Sambisa Forest from the Boko

Haram terrorists and securing the North-east, paving the way for

Sunday’s re-opening of two strategic roads in Borno State.

In a statement issued the Special Assistant to the Minister Segun Adeyemi,

the Minister of Information and Culture appealed to Nigerians to continue to

support the troops as they clear the remnants of the terrorists who

are now on the run.

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He also called for increased vigilance among Nigerians, as Boko Haram

escapees seek to integrate themselves into communities far and near,

saying eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

The Minister urged 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 adding that 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, the Minister maintained.

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While commending the military for the re-opening of the

Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak road and the Maiduguri-Mungono-Baga road,

which link Nigeria with neighboring countries, he hailed Borno State

Governor Kashim Shettima for his unwavering support for the military

and his administration’s determination to quickly restore normalcy

across the state, saying it was in recognition and celebration of the great

feat performed by the military that he decided to lead over 30

Nigerian and international journalists to join the Hon. Minister of

Defense retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali, the Service Chiefs and the

Governor of Borno State, at the opening of the two strategic roads in

Borno on Sunday, but Unfortunately, due to bad weather, the

flight to Maiduguri from Abuja was canceled after several hours of

waiting at the airport in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed said in the overall, the leadership provided by President

Muhammadu Buhari gave birth to 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.

Source: Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)