House Commends Jonathan, Military for Onslaught Against B’ Haram

House Commends Jonathan, Military for
Onslaught Against B’ Haram

The House of Representatives on Tuesday
gave kudos to President Goodluck Jonathan
for the impetus he has given to the Nigerian
Army that facilitated its re-taking of some
towns that had fallen under the control of
the insurgent group, Boko Haram, in some
parts of the North-East, particularly Borno.

This is as the debate on a motion deploring
as unconstitutional the deployment of
military personnel for election purpose was
deferred till this Wednesday.

Prompted by a motion of urgent national
importance moved by Hon. Muhammad
Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno) , the House
also praised the military for its bravery and
steadfastness, noting that in previous
months, notably in Borno, Boko Haram had
nearly over-run the state, but today the tide
is turning against the insurgents as a result
of the gallantry of the soldiers.

According to Monguno, prior to the new
offensive the Islamist group had subdued
some communities, hoisted their flags in
the local government headquarters and
subjected the people to despicable norms.
“Almost all the local government taken by
Boko Haram have now been liberated, so
the armed forces require some
encouragement from us in the parliament,”
Monguno stated.

Arguing in the same vein, Hon. Abubakar
Momoh (SDP, Edo), also commended the
effort of the military in chasing out the
insurgents. “We were aware that few
months ago Boko Haram unleashed a reign
of terror on many parts of the North-East.
But today, this has been curtailed,” Momoh
said.

“We need to commend the military and the
Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C), President
Jonathan, who made it possible for the
soldiers to operate effectively,” he added.

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