President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the conduct of the 2017 NigerianArmy Small Arms Championship, (NASAC) inside the notorious Sambisa forest, former enclave of the Boko Haram insurgents, had signified the end of the terrorist group.
Buhari, who made the declaration yesterday, while declaring open the five-day NASAC 2017 championship in Sambisa forest, in Borno State, said the citing of event in the former terrorists, camp was also a clear testimony that the violent campaigns being waged by insurgent were over.
Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, restated the determination of the Federal Government to ensure the elimination of all kinds of terrorism in the North-East and the country at large.
“This championship is a showcase of the clear defeat and degradation of the Boko Haram terrorists group, with the destruction of camp Zero here in hitherto Sambisa forest.
It will also mark the commencement of our plan to move speedily to make Sambisa and the entire North-East safe again for law abiding citizens”, he added.
“I can categorically say that never again will Boko Haram terrorists occupy any of the Nigerian land.
It is an affirmation to the resolve of this government to stamp out all activaties and operations of Boko Haram insurgency in our territory.”