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December 6, 2015

Nigerian soldiers are unsung heroes — Lai Mohammed

Nigerian soldiers are unsung heroes — Lai Mohammed

By Emmanuel Elebeke
The Minister of Information Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed has showered praises on Nigerian soldiers for their gallant fight and bravery in dislodging the elements of Boko Haram, particularly in Bama and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno state, saying that the December deadline will be realistic.
The Minister gave the commendation, Sunday, during an official visit to Bama and Konduga Local Government Councils of Borno State.
Mohammed who led a team of information reporters to the visit said, he was humbled by the high scale of destruction and damages left behind in the areas by the insurgents.
He commended the Nigerian army for making impact in rooting out the insurgents and making more efforts in recapturing the remaining areas before the December deadline.
‘‘They are very happy about what we are doing and are very committed to restoring peace in North-East and unity of this country. We went to Bama and Konduga and saw firsthand, the scale of damage and destruction that the Boko Haram terrorists left behind.
‘‘It  humbled many of us, and we all came back very sober. I hope that with this visit, my colleagues in the media will show more restraint, more understanding in reporting the efforts being made in the war against terrorism. We are also confident that by today, we are much more informed about the corruption war,’’ he said.
On the visit to the IDP camp in Bama, where the team saw the victims of the war, old people, women and kids, the Minister lamented the impact of the war on the victims, and promised that government would do everything possible to rehabilitate them soon.