Following the capture of Sambisa forest by the Nigerian Army, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for the achievement.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the former Lagos governor urged the Army to finish the job by rescuing the Chibok girls.
The statement read partly, “I congratulate the nation, President Buhari and the army for crushing Boko Haram in their last stronghold of Sambisa Forest. I congratulate the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole for their bravery and resilience. They have given the nation a most wonderful Christmas gift.
“I know the insurgents were engaged in their last desperate acts and merely clutching to their last straw. Now they have been put down. Terror will have no place in our land. The end is here.
“I commend the troops. I thank them again for their courage and bravery. It’s time to finish the job and locate and liberate the remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted from their school in 2014.
“As we sink ourselves in the Christmas celebration, let us remember to pray for the troops. Let us remember that for them, there was no Christmas.
“Let us also spare a thought for the Internally Displaced Persons. We must support them and give them hope”.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.