Don’t give Boko Haram any breathing space - Buratai urges Nigerian troops

Don’t give Boko Haram any breathing space - Buratai urges Nigerian troops

- Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been charged not to give Boko Haram terrorists a breathing space

- The charge was given by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai

- Buratai made the comment while addressing the troops during a visit on Sunday, December 29 in Adamawa state

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at Madagali in Adamawa state not to give terrorists any breathing space.

Buratai made the comment while addressing the troops during a visit on Sunday, December 29, urging them to maintain the current tempo of the onslaught against the insurgents.

He said that the government would provide the needed support to enable them to prosecute the war against insurgency and other criminal activities in the country.

Buratai commended the troops for their gallantry in dealing with the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the region.

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Don’t give Boko Haram any breathing space - Buratai urges Nigerian troops

Buratai assured the Nigerian troops that their welfare would be taken care of. Photo credit: Nigerian Army
Source: UGC

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His words: “You have done great and I want to commend you for standing firm against all the criminals whatever name they called themselves whether Boko Haram, ISWAP or bandits.

“Do not give them any breathing space. That means you must go out at all times, day and night, whether rain or sunshine and make sure you deal with them.

“These criminals want to balkanise our country and we must not allow it.”

He said that the welfare package of the troops would also be improved on from 2020 in line with the promise of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the army authorities will continue to provide befitting accommodation for the troops’ families back in the barracks and schools will also be improved upon.

A few days ago, Boko Haram terrorists tried to capture Madagali town in Adamawa state but the Nigerian Army pushed back the insurgents in order to prevent them from infiltrating the town.

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The attack on Madagali came barely a week after the terrorists were repelled by troops around the same area.

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