President Muhammadu Buhari has dedicated the 2022 Ramadan to the success of security agencies in the fight against insurgency and other acts of terror in the country.
President Buhari said the battle against terrorism in some parts of the country is yielding fruitful results and will soon be over.
He also assured the military that necessary funds would be made available to them to fight security challenges facing the country.
In a message, Sunday to commemorate the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, President Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said: “After a period of fasting and reflection this year, we have cause to welcome the occasion in hope.
“The fight has been long and hard. The final victory is within sight. Boko Haram and its offshoots’ final embers are now fading.”
“Last month, the leader of ISWAP was killed in an airstrike. Since the New Year, thousands of fighters have surrendered to enter rehabilitation programmes.
“With the designation of bandit groups as terrorists, the challenges of banditry and kidnapping are being tackled differently in the North-western and North-central states where the latest military acquisitions and the Armed Forces are being fanned out across the region to thwart acts of terror.
“While we are making progress cleaning the environment, some evil people are busy causing more pollution and destruction.
‘‘In response to the disturbing rise in criminal attacks targeting law enforcement and public facilities in the South-east, concerted military operations to rid the region of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) elements have, in recent weeks, led to the overrunning of IPOB/ESN bases, the seizure of weapons and the arrest of a large number of suspects.’’