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Jonathan Says Military In High Spirit To Flush Out Boko Haram

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Friday in Abuja that he was very

confident that Nigerian troops will maintain the momentum they have built

up in ongoing operations against Boko Haram and rapidly recover more

occupied territory from the terrorist group.
Speaking at an audience with the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria,

Mr. Jacques Champagne De Labriolle, President Jonathan said that the

officers and men of the Nigerian Army he met on the frontlines in Borno

and Adamawa states yesterday were in very high spirits, well prepared and

determined to successfully complete their operations against Boko Haram.

“We have already recovered much territory and very soon our troops will

clear the terrorists out of other areas not presently under our control,''

the President assured the French Ambassador.
Welcoming a congratulatory message from President Francois Hollande to

Nigeria for recent successes of its armed forces against Boko Haram,

President Jonathan restated Nigeria's appreciation of France's unwavering

support for Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against terrorism.

President Jonathan particularly commended his French counterpart for

organising the Paris Summit of Heads of State of Nigeria, Benin Republic,

Cameroon, Niger and Chad in May 2014 to foster greater regional

cooperation against terrorism and insurgency.
The President pledged that beyond the ongoing military campaign in the

North East, Nigeria will continue to implement all agreements reached at

the summit to ensure lasting peace and security within its borders and in

neighbouring countries.
President Jonathan also seized the opportunity of the audience with Mr.

Labriolle to reassure the international community of his firm commitment

to free, fair and credible polls in Nigeria next month.

The President wished the outgoing ambassador well in his future endeavours

and urged him to always be a “good ambassador of Nigeria''.

In his remarks, Ambassador Labriolle said that France was “confident in

the future of Nigeria and its ability to continue playing a huge role in

Africa and world affairs”.
The ambassador also expressed delight at improved trade and economic ties

between Nigeria and France in the last three years, noting that over 250

French companies are currently operating in Nigeria.

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