Military Handovers Captured Boko Haram Flag to Buhari 

Ad 3
(Last Updated On: 2017-01-01)

Olumide Lawal


Following the military’s takeover of Sambisa Forest on December 22, the Nigerian Army has handed the captured Boko Haram flag to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The flag recovered by the military at Boko Haram’s camp zero Headquarters was presented to him during the Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner in Abuja on Friday and assisting the president to hold the flag is the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Y. Buratai Photo: Felix Onigbinde

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Boko Haram insurgents’ flag recovered from the Sambisa Forest by the military.

The flag was presented to Buhari in Abuja by the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Lucky Irabor, late Friday night at the 2016 Regimental Dinner organised by the Presidential Brigades of Guards.

The President said he was nearly shot before he collected his first salary after joining the military, saying he was familiar with soldiers’ problem having encountered it himself.

“I believe you are here because you want to be here and you cannot complain. We will do our best to build the national institutions in the country,” he said.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, assured that the security challenges in parts of Nigeria would be surmounted and pledged that the military would remain apolitical in discharging its responsibilities to the country.




How useful was this post?

Ad 1

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Ad 2


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.