Nigerian Security Council reviews North-east operations

The National Security Council of Nigeria presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met at the Presidential Villa, where the operations of Nigerian troops in the North-east were reviewed.
Also, Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah said there was now news yet on the abducted Chibok schoolgirls from the areas liberated by the troops.
The Chief of Army Staff told State House correspondents: “Council reviewed the North-east operations particularly in the last three weeks and council renewed its confidence in the Nigerian Armed Forces and commended them too.
“You know Yobe and Adamawa states have been liberated completely and we look forward to the reinstatement of structures of government and governance.
“I am also sure you know that in Borno state out of the 27 local government we have three local governments remaining – Abadam, Kalabaldi and Gwoza and we are optimistic that with time we will liberate those local governments.“
Asked if there were talks about the elections, he said “I am not competent to speak on that matter. INEC is still there, INEC
has to re-assess the situation and evaluate because the areas have
been liberated, but I can also tell you that not all structures of governance has been reinstated and they will need to be reinstated so that citizens can go back to their areas and it is then I think they can execute their rights as voters. How soon? I don’t know.”
On if he will finish the operation before March 28, he noted that “It is our wish and we pray God gives that to us, but war is war. War sometimes is not fought on some platforms of permutations.”

Check Also

Did Russia Take Avdiivka Or Did Ukraine Abandon It? – OpEd

Ukraine’s Third Assault Brigade, deployed in Avdiivka has effectively “Wiped Out Russia’s 74th and 114th …