The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said the activities of Boko Haram in the North East will soon be over, stressing that insurgency cannot be wiped out in one day.

Minister of Defence, Mr. Mansur Dan-Ali

Minister of Defence, Mr. Mansur Dan-Ali

He made the call while addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the end of yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting,

The Minister’s remark is coming at a time when Boko Haram insurgents killed a war hero, Muhammad Abu Ali  in Borno State.

Dan-Ali called for patience, saying the military has achieved over 95 percent success in the ongoing anti-terrorism war.

The Minister said, “Give us additional time, recall that recently we lost one of our officers and soldiers.

“Insurgency is something that you cannot eradicate within a day. Remember Tamil Tigers, remember Kashmir and other places of the world where the insurgency is ongoing.

“However, within the last one year, I can assure you that almost 95 percent of the security challenges of this nation have been eradicated.

“If you can remember before the coming of this administration we had a lot of security challenges. I am not saying that it has been eradicated within one year, but I am telling you as I am talking to you today I am proud to mention that things that were happening in the past in the north-east and other regions of this country have tremendously gone down.”