Sequel to the briefing of the Commander in Chief of the Armed of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari by the Borno State Governor on the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists group in North East Nigeria, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai has relocated fully to the North East.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is overseeing and directing the overall operation in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.
In a statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, it was disclosed that “while addressing troops of the Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State, Buratai assured them that he will be with them in the nooks and crannies of the theatre.”
Col. Musa also said, “the COAS had been on operational tour to troops’ locations in the North East Theatre of Operation since Saturday the 4th of April, 2020. “During the tour, he was at the Army Super Camp 1 at Mulai and the Special Forces Super Camp 12 at Chabbol near Maiduguri on Wednesday 8 April 2020 where he interacted with the officers and addressed the troops respectively.
“COAS was also at the Forward Operations Base at Alau Dam, and also personally led the troops on patrol round Mairimari and Maigilari Forests. The Nigerian Army wishes to reassure Nigerians that it is highly committed to protecting all law abiding citizens and defending our territorial integrity.
“Members of the public are requested to note that there is no any form of insecurity that cannot be surmounted, and the Boko Haram/ISWAP’s terrorism will also end in the nearest future.“
The C-I—C, President Buhari had promised a proactive approach to end terrorism in North East Nigeria.
- Eniola Olatunji.