- Abubakar Tsav, a former commissioner for Police in Lagos state has commended troops of the Nigerian army over the successes recorded in the fight against insurgents operating in the northeast
- Tsav also commended the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for leading operations against the terrorists in the region
- According to Tsav, the military has further made it difficult for the terrorists to carry out any attack within Nigerian borders
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A former commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Abubakar Tsav, has commended the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and the Nigerian army troops for their success in recent military operations at the Lake Chad Region.
The retired police commissioner and elder statesman told journalists that the recent decimation of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists by Nigerian troops in the Lake Chad region serves as a heartwarming reminder that the Nigerian army has not lost its efficiency and professionalism.
Stating that his commendation for the Nigerian troops is not because they succeeded in decimating terrorists, Tsav said the military has further made it difficult for them (the terrorists) to carry out any attack within Nigerian borders.
The retired police commissioner said it is evident that all the operations were executed with clinical military precision and professional efficiency.
Tsav said this is obvious from the total avoidance of collateral damages despite attempts by terrorists to hide in civilian-populated communities and their 'cowardly' use of humans as shields when overwhelmed.
He stressed that the manner at which the insurgents were taken out can only be achieved where troops abide by the highest forms of professional ethics under the right leadership.
According to the former police commissioner, he noticed there have been differences in the approach and outcome of military operations since the chief of army staff relocated to the northeast a few weeks ago.
"When the Chief of Army staff moved to the theatre of operations, the message he was sending to his troops is that he doesn't mind putting his life on the line for results to be achieved and that he is expecting no less from the soldiers," Tsav said.
He said Buratai's leadership skills and the seriousness of the operations have sent the right signals to the camp of the terrorists.
Citing military's decimation of 134 and 105 Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, Tsav said it is also worthy to note that high calibre weapons including five AK-47 Rifles, three GPMG among many others were also recovered the group.
"From the over 20 local government captured by the terrorists and the hoisting of their flags in some, what we have now is that not an inch of the Nigerian territory is under either Boko Haram or ISWAP control," he stated.
"I expect the army chief to live up to his promise to stay with troops until total victory is attained as his presence is a great morale booster to the officers and men in the field," Tsav added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole decimated 134 members of the terrorist group.
The military operation against the terrorists was led by Buratai and took place in as part of Operation Kanta na Jimlan.
The Operation was launched to bring the insurgency war to an end. It said troops had intensified the campaign on various fronts, especially within the Timbuktu triangle.
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