- Nigerian Army says it is committed towards the fight against terrorism and banditry in the northeast
- Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, noted that the army has recorded vital victories over the insurgents
- Buratai called for peace and collective efforts in the cause towards the fight against insurgency and banditry
Nigerian Army says no going back on its cause to end the atrocities of Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in the northern part of the country.
The force renewed its vow through the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Saturday, March 7 at the Nigerian Army Special Day at the 41st Kaduna State International Trade Fair.
Speaking during the event, Buratai said the army will collaborate with other security agencies to crush banditry and insurgency in the northeast and end kidnapping in the south region, Channels TV reports.
He also noted that the Nigerian Army has recorded vital victories in the fight against the insurgents in Damboa, Borno State and other parts of the north-east zone.
Buratai, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun, said the army is committed towards the security of lives and properties of Nigerians.
He also said that the force is ready to contribute towards the economy of the nation through the production of locally made armoured vehicles.
Buratai, however, sued for peace and called for collective supports from Nigerians towards the fight against the insurgents.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says bandits in the north region of the country would be given terrorist treatment following a recent attack in Kaduna.
The IGP made the declaration on Tuesday, March 3, during a meeting with top officers of the force in Kaduna.
Adamu stressed on the need for new strategies which will enable the police to eliminate the bandits from their hideouts, adding that all hands must be on deck to stop the surging wave of banditry in the country.
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