We are the winning war on terrorism – CDS


The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh has said the Nigerian military was gaining upper hands in the fight against terrorism in the country.

He said this on Wednesday after a breakfast meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa in company of other security chiefs.

“We are certainly not losing it (terrorism war). We are winning the war. Don’t worry, Nigerians should have faith in their military. The nation will win this war,” the military chief said.

When asked about the fate of residents of troubled parts of the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, Badeh simply said, “Elections will hold there. Don’t worry.”

He said the military was dealing with issues of fifth communists in its own way.

He refused to speak on the latest revelation that the Federal Government had been negotiating with fake Boko Haram members, leading to his announcement of ceasefire.

“It is better not to discuss those things. SSS is on it, they are doing their own investigation. They did a briefing yesterday (Tuesday) and they have told you exactly what they are doing. It is better we leave the SSS to handle that one,” he said.

Badeh said the early morning session was summoned by the President to enable them brief him on the current security situation in the country.

He said he and his colleagues briefed Jonathan on the situation of things and their plans.

He said, We have told the President exactly where we are and our future plans.

“As you know, we can’t talk about our future plans here, that will mean us telling the enemy what we are doing.”

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