Boko Haram: Chief Of Army Staff Confirms December Deadline

Boko Haram: Chief Of Army Staff Confirms December Deadline

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that the December deadline given by the Federal Government to flush out Boko Haram was still achievable.

President Buhari had through Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), expressed fears over the deadline he had given to flush out the insurgents, but Buratai has informed that the military has stepped up the battle against the terrorists.

Boko Haram: Chief Of Army Staff Confirms December Deadline

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Speaking during his visit to officers and soldiers of the 3 Division, Nigerian Army Jos, on Sunday, October 25, the COAS said that the tempo of the operation, the number of troops and the equipment being employed by his men have all increased.

"Our strategy and operational plans have continued to evolve with the daily challenges that we have," he added.

According to Vanguard, Buratai however, expressed worries over the increased spate of bombings by the group in some cities, especially on soft targets in the last two weeks, but remains optimistic that the army in conjunction with other security agencies would soon be able to quickly find a solution to the spate of bombings.

While commending the soldiers in the battle front for a job well done so far, he pleaded with Nigerians to fully support the fight by providing useful information to security agencies while also adding that his vision remains to reposition the army and make it more professional and more responsive to its responsibilities.

Only yesterday, the Nigerian president sent a delegation to troubled Adamawa and Borno to commiserate with them over the recent spate of bombings in the states.


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