He made the assertion while addressing newsmen at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), Bonny Camp, Lagos.
Usman, while assuring Nigerians that the military was winning the war against terrorism, said there were no more terrorists clustered in a particular place in the area.
“The situation in the North-East has tremendously improved. The military operations or the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North-East is hinged on three things;
First, defeating the Boko Haram terrorists which have been accomplished and making room to facilitate humanitarian assistance which is also ongoing.
Then restoration of law and order for good governance to take place.
We no longer have camps of Boko Haram terrorists and we no longer have them conveyed in the territories.’’"Roads that were hitherto close are now open to the extent that we have trans-border trade. Take for instance; just recently, the important road that links Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon was just re-opened.
We have come to the point that we can beat our chest and decisively say we have dealt with Boko Haram,” Usman said.