Notwithstanding the visible evidence of a surge in the criminal activities of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko-Haram, in the North-East part of the country, especially in Borno State, President Muhammadu Buhari has given a pass mark to the Nigerian military, saying the successes of the Nigerian Military against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-Eastern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa have restored stability in the three states.
He stated this on Thursday during the Induction Ceremony of MI-171 Combat Helicopter And Commissioning Of Reactivated L-39ZA Aircraft by the Nigerian Air Force.
Buhari, who joined the ceremony virtually from the Aso Villa in Abuja, praised the Air Force for its contribution in the fight against terrorists in the country.
He said, “It is on record that one of our key promises to the Nigerian people is the resolve to maintain and leading in confronting the Boko Haram insurgency as well as other forms of criminality that bedevil our country. The successes we have achieved so far have restored some level of stability not only in the Borno and Yobe States but also in Adamawa State.
“Consequently, I want to sincerely thank Nigerians for believing in us and for coming together as a nation irrespective of political, religious, and ethnic affiliations to bring this scourge to an end.”
The President also said today’s induction brought to 23 the number of aircraft added to NAF fleet since his regime came on board in May 2015.
He commended the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for his job in the office, while charging the airmen on good maintenance culture to ensure the newly inducted aircraft and others in the NAF fleet function optimally.