Reps praise Jonathan, military for successes against insurgency
The House of Representatives, yesterday, hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for the impetus given to the Nigerian military that facilitated the recovery of some towns that had fallen under the control of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, particularly in Borno State.
This was prompted by a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by Rep Muhammad Tahir Monguno, APC, Borno. The House also praised the military for its bravery and steadfastness, noting that in previous months, notably in Borno, Boko Haram had nearly over-run the state, but today the tide is turning against the insurgents as a result of the gallantry of the soldiers.
Monguno said prior to the new offensive, the insurgents had subdued some communities, hoisted their flags in the local government headquarters and subjected the people to despicable norms.