Lawmaker Commends Army on Boko Haram


Member representing Monguno, Marte and Ngazai Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon Mohammed Tahir Monguno has lauded the Nigerian Army for halting  Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East geo-political zone of the country.

A statement by Col Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director Public Relations said the lawmaker disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding 8 Task Force Division, Maj Gen Ali Nani in Monguno. 

“We are here in your office  primarily to thank you and salute the courage, determination and the sacrifice which the Nigerian Army has made towards bringing peace to our communities”.

Continuing, he noted  “We are eternally grateful for the sacrifice that you people have made in liberating our communities from  Boko Haram terrorists. It is because of your sacrifice, dedication and zeal that we feel safe to come here today”.

He stressed that  military personnel continually deprive themselves of sleep and other necessities to ensure that other Nigerians sleep with both eyes closed. 

“Words cannot  express our gratitude enough because so many military personnel have paid the supreme price in the cause of defending their father land. I pray that the Almighty God grant their souls peace.”

He assured the GOC that the National Assembly will do everything within it’s legislative responsibility to ensure that the NA gets a conducive environment to discharge it’s constitutional duties.

In his response, Major General Ali Nani thanked the Honourable  member for visiting the division. He assured him of the preparedness of the division to completely rid it’s  Area of Responsibility of Boko Haram’s influence. 

“I want to say that we are willing and ready  to keep doing our best to ensure that peace, stability and economic activities resume fully North-East in general”.

The GOC acknowledged the  support  of the state government and communities within Northern Borno in  checking the menace of Boko Haram. 

“In the time past, the locals hardly  offer information, but now because of their support and understanding, we get information concerning terrorists and activities.”

He called on  other security agencies in the state to come in and discharge their constitutional roles by dominating  liberated communities to engender economic development. He noted that Nigerian Army has within its limited resources ensured that the liberated communities are provided with basic amenities.

He recalled that recently, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai  provided 2 industrial boreholes in Monguno and Marte, respectively.

The GOC observed that the intervention was part of efforts to  cement existing cordial relationship with the public in Monguno and environs  in order to enhance healthy civil -military relations.


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