President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to rout out Boko Haram and return the North East to safety even as he assured that elections will be held in the region come March 28 and April 11.
Commissioning four Naval ships in Lagos today, the President made it clear that nothing would make the elections to be shifted again.
“Let me also use this platform to promise my good country men and women that we will rout out Boko Haram. Our capacity to achieve results in the northeast has increased sufficiently. Our men and officers are doing well in the northeast and we must conduct the elections as scheduled by INEC. We will return the north to safety.”
President Jonathan assured Nigerians that the Armed Forces now have sufficient capacity to rout out the Boko Haram sect from the northeastern, adding that the elections would go ahead as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He commended officers and men of the Nigerian Army who are fighting the terrorists in the northeast, saying that he was very impressed with the reports of successes coming out of the zone.
He said that his administration had made it a deliberate policy to properly equip and improve the security architecture available for officers and men of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Airforce. [myad]