National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is impressed with the successes recorded by the military in driving the Boko Haram insurgents out of Sambisa Forest.
 
In a statement by his media office, Senator Tinubu congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian troops for the feat.
 
The former governor of Lagos State urged the citizens to always pray and support the military who he charged to consolidate on the victories with the rescue of the girls abducted from their school in chibok.

In another development, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel has urged residents of the state  to  reflect on the key lessons of Christmas by showing love to one another irrespective of political and religious affiliations.

He urged them to let it be a season of thanksgiving which should continue throughout the year. 

He further enjoined the people not to give in to negative impulse of anger and animosity but to conduct themselves in a way that appeals to God. 

He gave assurance that his administration will do all it can to cushion the harsh effects of economic difficulties facing the country.