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Insurgency: Elections will hold in trouble areas – CDS


ABUJA (SundiataPost) – The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, has assured that the 2015 general elections would hold in the troubled states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe that have been ravaged by the activities of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
He also said that despite activities of the sect, Nigeriawas winning the war on terror, urging Nigerians to keep faith with the military as it is capable of successfully executing the war.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents shortly after a breakfast meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at his official residence with security chiefs, Badeh said, “We are certainly not losing it (terrorism war). We are winning the war. Don’t worry, Nigerians should have faith in their military. The nation will win this war”.
Asked about the fate of residents of troubled parts of the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, the CDS replied, “Elections will hold there. Don’t worry”, adding that the military was dealing with issues of fifth communists in its own way.
On the fake negotiation with Boko Haram members, leading to his announcement of ceasefire in a bid to released the abducted Chibok girls, especially with the latest revelation by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Badeh said, “It is better not to discuss those things. SSS is on it, they are doing their own investigation. They did a briefing yesterday (Tuesday) and they have told you exactly what they are doing. It is better we leave the SSS to handle that one,” he said.
Asked the purpose of the breakfast session with the President, the CDS said it was to enable them brief him on the current security situation in the country, and their plans.
He said, We have told the President exactly where we are and our future plans.
“As you know, we can’t talk about our future plans here, that will mean us telling the enemy what we are doing.”

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