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Boko Haram Has Been Defeated – Lt General Buratai

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the war against Boko Haram in the northeast has been won.


POLYDYonpoint January 11, 2016 Entertainment No Comments

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the war against Boko Haram in the northeast has been won.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai

Following the declaration, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has urged his men to ensure that the hard earned victory is sustained.

Buratai promised that the Nigerian Army would remain vigilant and ready to contend with new strategies that might be adopted by the jihadists.

Describing the current military operations in the northeast as critical, Buratai commended the soldiers for their commitment towards the campaign against the terrorists. He said, “The North-East operation is critical at this stage. The terrorists have been defeated.

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These criminals may rear their ugly heads through other means. We will continue to maintain vigilance.” The army chief explained that the federal government would not relent in giving special attention to the welfare of military personnel. He noted that the Nigerian army had always been celebrated globally for its high level of professionalism and discipline.

The army chief urged soldiers to continue to maintain the high level of discipline they are known for, even as he commended the brigade for its effort in fighting oil theft in the Niger Delta region. Buratai promised that the government will give attention to the medical needs of military personnel.

He stressed that the Nigerian army would not fail to tackle the problem of accommodation in all the barracks across the country. Apart from inspecting an ongoing five-bedroom block project embarked upon by his office, Buratai also spoke with wives of soldiers in the barracks and pledged federal government’s commitment towards improving their welfare.

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According to the Punch, the COAS made his remarks on Saturday, January 9, while laying the foundation stone for the new Brigade headquarters complex at the 2 Brigade in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

As the Nigerian army continues in its dauntless campaign against the dreaded Boko Haram group, President Muhammadu Buhari has made moves towards that introduce of insurance packages for soldiers fighting insurgency in the northeast.

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