Minister Applauds Military over Recaptured Towns from B’Haram

The Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, has commended the Nigerian military for the recapture of Madagali and other towns in Adamawa State from the Boko Haram terrorists.

Haruna, through a press release, said that with the recovery of the territories, residents would be able to return home and pick up the pieces of their past lives.

He called on the displaced people to return to their former towns as he assured them of government’s commitment to rebuild and secure their communities.

Haruna also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for fulfilling his promise to Nigerians on the recapture of the towns before the rescheduled elections which woluld ensure peaceful and transparent polls.

He noted that the recapture of Mildo, Sabon Gari, Gulba and Madagali, was a sign of the President’s commitment to the protection of the country.

Haruna also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to begin preparations for actual voting in the areas as “the people have strong desire to perform their civic responsibility in their communities”.

The Minister urged the people to vote for Jonathan on March 28, so that he would get another opportunity to fulfill his pledge to rebuild the recaptured towns.

As part of the six-week military counter-insurgency operations by the Federal Government, the military recovered Bara, headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

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