- Lieutenant General Gabriel Olonisakin has opened up on his achievements as Nigeria's chief of defence staff
- According to the immediate past CDS, the military reclaimed all territories that were occupied by the terrorist group Boko Haram
- Olonisakin is taking a bow after serving in the position for five years and six months
Nigeria's immediate past chief of defence staff, Abayomi Olonisakin (rtd) has revealed that under his leadership all the territories that were occupied by Boko Haram insurgents were reclaimed by the military.
Olanisakin made the disclosure when he handed over the mantle of leadership to his successor, Major General Leo Irabor on Friday, January 29, in a ceremony at the defence headquarters.
Legit.ng recalls that Olonisakin who served for 5 years and 6 months as the 16th chief of defence staff resigned on Tuesday, January 26, alongside other security chiefs in the country.
In a report by TheCable, Olonisakin said the army was able to achieve such an accomplishment with the help of the government and Nigerians.
According to him, Boko Haram occupied 20 out of 26 local government areas in Borno state at the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He went on to explain that their immediate challenge was to restore Nigeria’s sovereignty on the occupied territories.
The ex-chief of defence staff expressed gratitude that the military was able to flush out the insurgents from all the areas they occupied.
Speaking further, Olonisakin noted that the defence headquarters has made some modest achievements aimed at improving operational capacity, logistics, and welfare needs of officers.
Buratai reveals why Nigerian Army will never remain the same
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (retd.) has disclosed that the Nigerian Army will never remain the same.
Buratai who resigned on Tuesday, January 26, alongside other security chiefs in the country explained that this is due to his transformational leadership and landmark achievements.
In a report by Vanguard, Buratai revealed this during his official handover to Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, the new Chief of Army Staff at the army headquarters on Thursday, January 28.