Vice President Kashim Shettima on Friday attributed the hardship faced by residents in the North East to the activities of terrorists in the region, lamenting that terrorism had plagued the region for far too long.
He said, “The North East region of Nigeria has been grappling with the scourge of terrorism for far too long. The brutal acts committed by extremist groups have inflicted immense suffering upon the innocent people of the region. But amidst this darkness, there is hope. Hope that through knowledge, understanding, and the collective efforts of all stakeholders, we can overcome these challenges and restore peace and stability to the region.”
Shettima , however, expressed optimism that the scourge would be defeated and said peace could be restored to the region if all stakeholders resolved to work together to address the scourge.
Shettima stated that the collective efforts of all stakeholders is the hope for all innocent Nigerians who been inflicted with immense suffering by groups he described as “extremist”
Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar said the deployment of air power has helped to degrade the terrorists, adding that the deployment has enabled the military to conduct surveillance, gather intelligence as well attack the terrorists.