Army more resolute to end terrorism, others – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff Lt.- General Tukur Buratai has reassured Nigerians that the Counter Insurgency operations in the North East and other ongoing operations against criminals  across the country are still on course with current indicators revealing tremendous successes across the various theaters of operation.

He said this Monday in a statement issued by Media Coordinator of Operations, Col. Aminu Iliyasu.

He said: “After a careful review of the operations in the North East, it is pertinent to state that, Headquarters has gladly observed the renewed zeal and determination by troops to take the counter insurgency operations to its logical conclusion  with outcomes favourable to Nigeria and Nigerians as evident in the recent decimation of many Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals, including some of their top commanders amidst  several arrests of the insurgents’ logistic suppliers and collaborators, numerous capture of the criminals’ arms and ammunition as well as rescue of many captives from the bondage of the insurgents.

“To this end, all local and foreign interests are advised to exhibit more and restraint on issues of our national security and avoid taking sides. Furthermore, all actions and utterances must be tailored towards supporting the national cause with a view to restoring peace and tranquility to our beloved country.”

Buratai also assured troops that their sacrifices and that of fallen heroes  would never be in vain, as he reiterates the of the to defend our country and her citizens no matter the prize or odds.

“The recent moribund activity of Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province insurgents is synonymous with the kicks of a dying horse gasping for the last breath,” he said.

He warned “enemies of Nigeria and Nigerians who take delight in the sufferings of our innocent citizens that the day of reckoning is at their door steps.”

” All well-meaning Nigerians especially those in the North East and friends of Nigeria elsewhere are enjoined to fully support the counter insurgency operations as well as the fight against all forms of criminality across the nation,” he said.

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