‘Weaker Boko Haram, New Equipment’: Presidency Lists Security Achievements
The Presidency on Thursday published a checklist of its security achievements to date, ahead of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day scheduled for Friday.
“January 15 every year is commemorated as Armed Forces Remembrance Day,” spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement.
“As the milestone is marked this year, it also provides ample opportunity to chronicle current landmark achievements by our military in tackling security challenges in the land, towards fulfilling the constitutional requirement of Government guaranteeing the protection of lives and property.
Listed among the achievements were the restoration of some sanity in Borno State post-2015, the weakening of Boko Haram, the decimation of thousands of insurgents, and the purchase of new equipment for the military.
The federal government has faced criticism for the spate of insecurity across the country amid calls for the President to replace security service chiefs whose tenures have officially expired.
In November, at least 43 farmers were massacred by Boko Haram terrorists in Zabarmari, Borno State, sparking outrage nationwide.
Over 300 schoolboys were also kidnapped at a secondary school in Katsina in December, although they regained their freedom within a week.
Citing reports of widespread insecurity across the country, the main opposition party, the PDP, has repeatedly called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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