Now is the time to eliminate Boko Haram remnants - Buratai charges troops
- Troops of the Nigerian Army fighting in the northeast have been called on to work towards eradicating Boko Haram insurgents in the country
- The charge was given to the troops by the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai
- Buratai also urged the top commanders of troops and battalions at all levels to hold firmly their officers and men
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has called on troops of the Nigerian Army to wipe out all fleeing remnants of the Boko Haram in the northeast.
Buratai addressing the troops on the frontlines in Ngamdu, Kaga, Borno State the major task ahead is to flush the terrorists who have been terrorizing and killing innocent and law-abiding Nigerians.
He said: “We must go all out to stop and eliminate these criminals. We must do it now. There is no better time than now."
He said being personnel of the Nigerian Army is a professional calling, a call to serve the nation and defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
Buratai said: "The Nigerian Army of today is for the committed, disciplined, patriotic and selfless officers and soldiers which I believe you all are.
The Army chief also said there is no room for cowardice or room for the lily-livered troops within the Nigerian Army.
He also urged the commanders of troops and battalions at all levels to hold firmly their your officers and men.
"You must instil confidence through your words and actions. In order to win the trust and confidence of their subordinates, commanders must never show fear or fatigue," the Army Chief said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that vowed that he will not leave the theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole until Boko Haram insurgents are finally defeated.
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The Chief of Army Staff who had a special Easter celebration with the troops on Monday, April 13 regretted that the insurgency has lasted for too long but gave assurances that in no time the terrorists will be completely flushed out.
He also assured the troops of the support of President Muhammadu Buhari who he said has provided all that they need to defeat the enemies while promising that he will not leave the camp until he gives a final blow on the insurgents.
He said the Nigerian Military will not leave the country leave the insurgency to last like in other countries who have fought an insurgency for close to 50 years.
Also, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had dismissed videos currently circulating on social media of soldiers torturing civilians.
The coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, said the move is a calculated attempt to blackmail the military.
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