Troops Urged To Remain Focused In Dealing With Boko Haram

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By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri 

Troops in the battlefield in the Northeast have been encouraged to remain focused and committed, especially as the battle against Boko Haram insurgents is within sight of being won.

The charge was made by both the minister of defence, Mansur Dan Ali, and the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, who paid an operational visit to the troubled region.

Ali, a retired Brigadier General, said information coming out of the region indicates that troops are living up to expectation in terms of decimating the group and securing citizens’ lives and properties.

“Our troops in the battle fields of Sambisa Forest and Northern Borno have been doing a very nice job of securing the lives and property of the people. And with the briefings the various commanders provided on their various operations against insurgency, it is an indication of a great job for the country and its citizenry,” Ali noted.



    Buratai, a Lieutenant General, praised the troops for their dedication and bravery, adding that their commitment has drawn commendation and respect from Nigerians.

    He told the troops: “You have responded magnificently to various rigours and dangers within the Theatre of Operations. You have struck fear into the heart of the terrorists and overcome the resistance of insurgency in the Northeast,”

    While admonishing them on the need to adhere to the code of conduct and professionalism, Buratai assured that their welfare is paramount to both the military authorities and federal government.

    “The President is making all efforts to improve your effectiveness and capacity. I have no doubt that with this renewed vigour from the federal government and the support of all Nigerians, the end of the operation is within sight,” he added.


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