On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the ongoing counter-insurgency actions in the North East could be completed this year, insisting that what was going on in the country would soon be over with prayers.
Buhari, who made this comment in Abuja during a Juma’at Prayer held at the National Mosque to commemorate the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, through the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi Salihi (Rtd), stressed that “this year is a year of action.”
He also noted that the country will continue to remember the losses suffered by the fallen heroes and other members of the Armed Forces, saying that while protecting the territorial integrity of the nation, the government and all Nigerians would not stop praying for the rest of the souls who paid the supreme price.
“This is a year of action and we will finish what we are doing,” Magashi said. What is going on in this country is going to be over too. We will finish what we are doing this year; pray for us to succeed.
According to him, the government appreciates the contributions of the serving, retired and unidentified soldiers who paid the supreme price to defend the territorial integrity of the country.
Earlier, Dr. Mohammed Adams, Chief Imam of the Mosque, who prayed for the rest of the souls of the fallen heroes, also extended prayers for an end to the insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of crime that were ravaging the country.