The troops of the Nigerian Army are ready to destroy all camps and hideouts of members of the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa forest, the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan’ali, said.
Speaking on Saturday, during an inspection tour of the construction site of a new Army barrack in Gusau, capital of Zamfara State, the Defence Minister said that the military is now on the verge of entering the forest and will soon flush out the insurgents terrorising some states in Northeast Nigeria.
He said: ”We have been working seriously, going round the world, collaborating with other countries in fighting terrorism at the national, regional and international levels.”
According to him, from the inception of the present administration, tremendous success has been recorded in the fight against Boko Haram as well as cattle rustling in the country.
Also speaking on the barracks under construction, Dan’ ali said the project was expected to be completed within the next three months.
He said that the project was part of the present administration’s efforts to ensure the comfort of the military and other security agencies.
”You know, President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously concerned about the welfare of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies as we have noticed from the attention given to them lately,’’ the minister said.
Dan’ali urged the contractor handling the project to ensure its speedy completion and also to do quality work.