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With prayers, insurgency will end this year – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that the ongoing war in the North-East against the Boko Haram terrorists would end this year.

Buhari said that with prayers, what has been happening in Nigeria would soon be over.

The president issued the statement through the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi Salihi (rtd) in Abuja during a Juma’at Prayer held to commemorate the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the National Mosque.

He noted that 2021 is a year of action and that the nation would continue to remember the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes and other members of the Armed Forces.

“This is a year of action and we will finish what we are doing. What is happening in this country will soon be over. This year, we will finish what we are doing; pray for us that we succeed”.

According to the minister, President Buhari assured the families of the fallen heroes that the government would not jettison its plans to improve their standard of living as a matter of top national priority.

Adding that the government is appreciative of the sacrifices of the serving, retired and unknown soldiers who paid the supreme price towards safeguarding the nation’s territorial integrity.

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