Lt-Gen Kenneth Minimah, the Chief of Army Staff, assured Nigerians that the military would continue fighting hard until the Boko Haram insurgency is eliminated in the country.
He made the claim on April 30, Thursday, in Lagos at the inauguration of the newly refurbished 81 Division Officers’ Mess, Premium Times reports.
"Never again will Nigeria walk this path where insurgency and terrorism will come to redefine our unity as a nation and bring the Nigerian Army to a low level of concern to its own.
"We will continue to push in major operations in the fight against insurgency to a close. It is achievable and we are working towards that. It is our wish that we find them (Chibok girls). It’s just in one of the camps that were destroyed that we found that number of Nigerians.
"I am sure that as we edge further into the forest, we will begin to capture more camps. We pray that we rescue more people. Every Nigerian looks forward to this. Let me commend the efforts of our gallant officers and soldiers who continue to make enormous sacrifices to ensure that Nigeria remains a safe, united and stable.
"I wish to reassure all Nigerians that the Nigerian army will continue to do what is in the interest of the nation in pursuance of our constitutional roles. We will always rise to the occasion wherever and whenever duty calls. We will not fail Nigeria and Nigerians."
Minimah also thanked Goodluck Jonathan, the outgoing president, over his continuous support to the Nigerian army.
This comes amid several successful operation in Sambisa forest, which lead to the rescue of more than 400 kidnapped women and children.