Governor Kashim Shettima  has declared December 22nd of every year as Sambisa Memorial Day and an annual public holiday henceforth in Borno State to celebrate the defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists by the Nigerian military.

He disclosed this at the opening of the 2017 Small Arms Championship in Sambisa Forest in Borno on Monday.

The Borno Government will from this year begin to declare Dec. 22 as Sambisa Memorial Day.

This day will be marked as Public Holiday in Borno for the purpose of celebrating the strength and the victory of our Armed Forces,” Shettima said.