President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated Muslims on the Eid Mubarak celebrations, reiterating his administration’s commitment to tackling terrorism in the country.
Buhari in a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the final victory against Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province is within sight.
“After a period of fasting and reflection, this year, we have cause to welcome the occasion in hope. The battle waged against terrorists who falsely masquerade under the name of Islam is approaching its conclusion,’’ said the President.
“The fight has been long and hard. The final victory is within sight. Boko Haram and its offshoots’ final embers are now fading.
“Last month, the leader of ISWAP was killed in an airstrike. Since the New Year, thousands of fighters have surrendered to enter rehabilitation programmes. The territories they used to occupy are now seeing the return of those who were forced to flee their barbarity. Normality is finally beginning to return to the Northeast. It is a long process. Yet it is one we are, together, now embarking upon.”