The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has given an assurance that the deadline set for the end of terrorism in Boko Haram is achievable. This follows a directive from President Buhari to his new service chiefs giving them a deadline of three months to wipe out Boko Haram.
Insecurity in the North remains one of Nigeria’s biggest challenges and one of Buhari’s campaign promises was to put an end to insurgency.
Vice President Osibajo expressed his belief yesterday that the service chiefs can do the job as he spoke to journalists yesterday in Lagos. “The Chief of Defence Staff has already responded appropriately, by saying that is a task that has been set for the military and they must go out there and execute it within the time that has been given.
“As it is, we have to fix the car while the engine is running, you can’t say we are going to wait until we get all the equipment before we do it.
“So we have to fix this car while the engine is running and that is what we are doing now”, he said.
The Nigerian Army confirmed the beginning of air raids in Sambisa forest today, marking one of the first offensives against Boko Haram since the new administration came to power.