Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai on Tuesday said troops fighting the Boko Haram militant group in the country’s northeast region have made sustained efforts to end the 11-year-old military conflict.
“I am glad to note that we are making giant strides against the ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province) and Boko Haram in our bid to unpin the unholy union between them and the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists,” Buratai said at a two-day seminar organized by the army in Abuja.
He said that the army’s renewed effort has yielded desired result toward rooting out the terrorists.
Buratai further asked army commanders to ensure that their efforts against Boko Haram in the northeastern part of the country and other military operations across the country are sustained and consolidated.
Boko Haram, a group of terrorists active in Nigeria, has posed enormous security, humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad basin, including Chad, Cameroon, Benin, and Niger, besides Nigeria, according to the United Nations.