Eid-el-Fitri: Victory over terrorists is near, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian military was close to defeating terrorists, and bandits posing under the guise of Islam.

Buhari said, “Victory is within sight,” yesterday in his Sallah message to Nigerians as the Holy month of Ramadan reaches its end.

Muslims will officially mark the Eid-el-Fitr today after 30 days of fasting to grow spiritually and get closer to Allah and their loved ones.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President sent his best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world celebrating the occasion.

He said that with the end of the fast,” we have cause to welcome the occasion( Eid-el-Fitri) in hope.

Buhari described the war against insurgents and their allies as “long and hard,” saying that with the designation of bandits as terrorists, the challenges of banditry and kidnapping were being tackled differently in the Northwest and Northcentral.



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