Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian President today visited Mubi, Adamawa State and Baga, Borno State, Nigerian towns recently recovered from the Boko Haram terrorists and dangled several incentives to the Nigerian troops taking part in the Boko Haram war.
An upbeat Jonathan applauded the troops for proving their mettle once again through the rapid recapture of the towns. His visit came 24 hours after, the chief of army staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah visited Baga and announced the automatic promotion of soldiers who took part in the recovery effort.
Addressing officers and men of the Nigerian Army in Baga and Mubi, Jonathan declared that he and all Nigerians were very proud of the bravery, competence and patriotism with which they were now undertaking operations to expel the insurgents from all parts of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
The President said that with their recent successes, which have overwhelmingly turned the tide against Boko Haram, the Nigerian military has proven beyond any doubt that it remains fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
President Jonathan, who was accompanied on the trip by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki and all the Service Chiefs, assured the troops that the Federal Government will ensure that they receive all the equipment and logistics they require to complete the ongoing mission to reassert government’s effective control over all areas formerly held by Boko Haram.
The President promised the soldiers that all issues pertaining to their welfare will be properly and expeditiously addressed.