"Boko Haram Gives Me Sleepless Nights" - Says Ihejirika

"Boko Haram Gives Me Sleepless Nights" - Says Ihejirika

Lt-General Azubuike Ihejirika has revealed that he has had sleepless nights since 2010 when he was appointed COAS because of activities of the Boko Haram sect.

The Chief of Army Staff admitted that the military has done a great job in battling against the violence in the northern part of the country, although he did say there is still a long way to go to achieve piece.

Speaking yesterday at an interdenominational church service to mark 150 years of existence of Nigerian Army, he reassures Nigerians that the capacity of all the units and those of the officers and men of the force had greatly improved, adding that the situation was what gave him the confidence that the operation would succeed.

He said: “The occasional setback suffered in the operation is made possible by the fact that the insurgents disguise as civilians and as such some of the soldiers may not be on their best guard.

“Overall, we have made tremendous achievements but a lot still have to be done. In terms of welfare, it is encompassing and talking about logistics, we are talking about transport which is the vital part of logistics.

“We are aware of the current security challenges which I identified way back in 2010 on appointment as the Chief of Army Staff.

“It was in recognition of this challenge and strategy for dealing with it that made me evolve the vision to transform the Nigerian Army into a force better able to deal with contemporary challenges.”

Source: Legit.ng

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