– LT. Gen Buratai says commends the Nigerian Army
– He says President Muhammadu Buhari is proud and satisfied with their conduct
– Buratai however urged his men to sustain the tempo as they advanced towards other border communities in northern Borno
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria (COAS), has heaped praise on his men, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari is proud and satisfied with their conduct.
Speaking during his visit to the 119 task force and armed forces special forces battalions’ temporary harbour at Kangarwa in Borno state, Buratai commended the military for the progress recorded in the clearance operations in the northeast, The Cable reports.
Buratai however urged his men to sustain the tempo as they advanced towards other border communities in northern Borno, as he prayed for the successful completion of their task in the region.
LT Gen Tukur Buratai, COAS of Nigeria has told the Nigerian Army that President Muhammadu Buhari is proud and satisfied with their conduct.
He said: “The president is proud of you; he is satisfied with your progress and he conveys his greetings to you all
. “Since you advanced from Baga, you have made progress and I must commend you for it.
“I am aware of the challenges you are facing and we will address them accordingly. You must continue with the good job that you are doing; the remnant of these criminals must be flushed out as soon as possible.”
Speaking to newsmen after, Buratai said more men and equipments would be sent to the unit as they advanced to other hideouts of the insurgents.
The army chief said the operation in the area would be intensified in the coming days as ground forces cleared remnants of insurgents in northern Borno.
He said: “I am here to further raise the troops’ morale in the fight against insurgency.
“We will ensure that the morale remains high amid the momentum and to also keep the initiative on our side.
“This area extends to the border toward Niger and Chad; this is also where these insurgents sneak into the country whenever they are pushed in Niger, Chad or even in Nigeria.
“We are on the final push to ensure that we defeat them; they are the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents that we have been talking about.”
The army chief distributed food and drinks to the troops in the spirit of the Eid-el-fitri celebration. Meanwhile, Burati has said the roads are not only important to the people of Borno state but was strategically significant to the on-going military operation in the region.
He assured the people of the state that the Army would provide adequate security for motorists using the road.