Buhari engages Yobe Gov., tasks security agencies on counter operations

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By Ismaila Chafe

Abuja – President has directed the nation’s Armed Forces to sustain ongoing counter insurgency on the fringes of Lake Chad and the entire North East so that the Boko menace can be totally eliminated.

Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the President gave the directive after receiving in audience Gov. Mai Mala Buni of in the State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

Buhari, who noted with satisfaction the giant strides being recorded by the Armed Forces in the fight against insurgency, urged them not to relent in the discharge of their mandate.

He specifically warned against complacency in the task of ensuring that the nation’s territory is no longer habitable for the terrorists so that sustainable peace and development can be achieved.

This, according to him, is necessary towards ensuring that farming and socio-economic activities in the area are not disrupted.

He expressed the belief that ”health and well-being of the nation depends largely on its ability to feed itself and agricultural production is key”.

Buhari also tasked the governor to continuously mobilise community support for the military operations, saying intelligence sharing and synergy between law enforcement agencies and the civil populace are critical towards achieving the objectives.

The governor, who earlier briefed the President on the security situation in his state, appreciated the Federal Government for the decisive and proactive measures being employed in the renewed onslaught against the Boko terrorists.

He noted that significant achievements had been recorded by the military in containing the criminal elements in disarray after the recent by the Chadian Military.

According to the governor, if the tempo is maintained Boko will soon become history.