The acting director, Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, has re-stated that the issue of insurgency in Nigeria will soon be a thing of the past.
Col. Abubakar made this declaration when a group of journalists visited him in his office at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
The defence spokesman pointed out that with the renewed commitment of the military leadership and the determination of the troops in the mission areas, the end of insurgency is imminent.
He eulogised the heart-warming success of the brilliant coordination between the air elements of the Nigerian Air Force and the ground troops of the Nigerian Army that has uprooted the Boko Haram insurgents from their strongholds, including their several camps in Sambisa Forest.
Col. Abubakar said it is unpatriotic for any citizen to carry arms against his/her own people and the country under whatever guise.
He then called on the unrepentant members of the terrorist group to have a rethink, lay down their arms and abandon their strange and uncivilised ideology for the betterment of mankind.
He commended the troops for their ever-ready posture to tackle head-on all forms of criminality by the terrorists.
He attributed the feat recorded so far to motivation and injection of right arsenal in the prosecution of the battle against insurgency.
While making comment on the issue of suicide bombings, Colonel Abubakar re-assured the public that the Defence Headquarters is re-strategising to halt such inhuman activities.
He brought into limelight how a suicide bomber attempting to blow up Yankari Motor Park in Bauchi was arrested before he could commit his heinous crime, a statement signed by Lt Commander Way Olabisi disclosed.
He therefore appealed to the citizens to be on alert and conscious of crowded and populated public places including markets and places of worship.
He charged members of the public to collaborate with the military and other security agencies in the supply of timely information that could assist the agencies to be pro-active in their resolve to contain insurgency.