- President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the Nigerian Army efforts efforts in the fight against terrorism
- President Buhari said that troops' responses to Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, and kidnapping are impressive
- He also said that the federal government would continue to give priority to the training and welfare of soldiers
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerian Armed Forces and their allies are winning the war against terror.
The president stated this at the Graduation Ceremony of Senior Course 41 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) in Jaji, Kaduna state on Saturday, July 13, The News Agency of Nigeria (NA) reports.
He commended the collaboration with neighbouring countries in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, noting that the effort was crucial in decimating the enemy.
‘‘Many of the security threats faced by Nigeria are trans-border in nature. That is why the West African sub-region and indeed the African continent must step up the level of military cooperation that currently exists amongst us.
‘‘I am sure you are aware of the collaboration of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Republic of Cameroun, Niger, Benin and Chad in a multinational operation to decimate Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin and other regions.
‘‘The effort is laudable and has continued to yield positive results, as the war on terror is being won on all sides.
‘‘I want to assure you that Nigeria, in partnership with our allies, will not relent until terrorists are completely decimated,’’ he said.
The president said that the federal government would continue to give priority to the training and welfare of officers and men of the Armed Forces, including the eminent institution, established to train tactical and operational level officers on the tenets of staff work and command.
The Nigerian leader used the occasion to appreciate the Armed Forces for prompt responses to the numerous security challenges facing the county.
He said: ‘’Your response to Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, kidnapping as well as activities of separatists and armed militias among others have been very commendable.
“The Nigerian Armed Forces have also committed huge resources towards stability of the West African sub-region and world peace in general.”
The president told the 207 Senior Course 41 graduates that the nation expects the best from them in terms of commitment to duties, loyalty and service to the fatherland given the time and investments expended on their training.
He expressed delight that the prestigious college had 13 international officers from 11 African countries and the Republic of Korea, who successfully completed Course 41, an improvement on Senior Course 40, which had 11 international students.
The president also commended the management for introducing media awareness packages in its training in order to sensitize officers on the importance and methodologies of utilizing information and media actions in support of military operations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) had identified the secrets behind the success of the Nigerian troops in their fight against insurgency in the country.
The centre linked the success of the troops to high human rights compliance and regular visits of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai to soldiers on the battle field.
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