Chief Of Army Staff reminds Boko Haram of dialogue options.
The top officers included the
As a part of his unscheduled visit, Minimah inspected the scene of
He explained that the visit was aimed at assessing the condition of troops on ground, as well as boosting their morale in the fight against the insurgents.
He urged Nigerians to trust the capability of the military to bring an end to the insurgency.
On his part, the Chief of Air Staff said the role of air power was not to destroy but to convince the enemy of the second option available.
He said the Nigerian Air Force was to complement the role of the military in the fight against Boko Haram, noted that the the situation on ground is currently satisfactory.
It would be added that the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, unveiled on March 18, 2014, Tuesday, a new, broader counter-terrorism policy of “soft power” programmes to complement military force.
Moreover, some defence analysts try to convince the Federal Government to open channels of communication with more moderate elements within Boko Haram, and broaden the counter-insurgency fight to include economic and social development in the impoverished North.