Boko Haram Will Not Overcome Nigerian Forces – Army General

Boko Haram Will Not Overcome Nigerian Forces – Army General

The general officer commanding 7th Division of the Nigerian army, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, has stated that despite the problems, the insurgency will not overcome the Nigerian armed forces.

The army general, who spoke with reporters on a tour of communities recently reclaimed from the Boko Haram insurgents in his office in Maiduguri, promised that the army will stop the terrorism.

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Terrorism will not define the Nigerian armed forces.

“The armed forces of Nigeria will define the space that is Nigeria and recover every inch of our territory and ensure that terrorism is defeated in our land,’’ he said.

Adeosun vowed that the 7th Division, which is at the “epicentre’’ in the struggle against terrorism will live up to its responsibilities.

There has been so much scepticism about the performance of the Nigerian army in particular, and the armed forces of Nigeria, generally.

“We all know that there are challenges everywhere but challenges are meant to be surmounted.

“We will continue to do the needful using what we have and what is available to effectively deliver the goods and restore our territorial integrity,’’ he said.

READ ALSO: 513 Boko Haram Insurgents Killed, 347 Captured In Bosso 

In recent times, the Nigerian army has recorded successes in retaking towns previously captured by the insurgents.

The news emerged today, March 12, that attacks against the insurgents have resulted in the deaths of 513 insurgents during a recent confrontation in Bosso.

Meanwhile, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a new video last week, announcing an alliance with ISIS militants.


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