Buhari stated this during the Interdenominational Church service to mark the 2016 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day at the National Christian Centre, Abuja yesterday January 10th.
He was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
“The armed forces contribute and represent one of the most patriotic institutions in the land playing a leading role in nation building. It diligently attends to their traditional duty of defending and protecting our territorial integrity. Their remarkable efforts in particular at this time in combating insurgency in the north-east is greatly appreciated by the Nigerian people. Boko Haram and insurgency in the north- east has now been degraded militarily; the insurgents no longer hold territory and can no longer launch military style attacks as they had done in the past.’’he said