Boko Haram: Dominate everywhere, deny terrorists freedom – Buratai charges troops


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General TY Buratai has told troops of the Nigerian Army deployed to the North-East that they have what it takes to flush out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are hibernating.

The COAS gave the charge on Saturday while addressing Armed Forces Special Forces Battalion at their base in Borno State.

He added that they were deployed to the North-East to fill in observed gaps and make a difference in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

Addressing them further, he stated that they have all it takes to do the job and they should work together as a team, stressing that the Nigerian Armed Forces have done a great job in the North-East in terms of degrading Boko Haram terrorists.

Buratai said the attained success must be consolidated as the troops are adequately equipped, trained and with superior tactics than the terrorists.

He therefore implored them to dominate everywhere in the theatre of operation and deny the terrorists freedom of action and movement.

The COAS also had a session alone with the troops during which they bared their minds and he provided answers.

The Chief of Army Staff also paid similar visit to Army Headquarters Strike Group where he had one-on-one interaction with the soldiers.

Later in the evening, he had dinner with the troops.

The visit to the troops by the Army chief is coming at the end of the Chief of Army Staff’s annual conference 2018, which took place in Maiduguri from 28-30th November 2018.



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