Nigerian military chief says war against insurgency on course

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured that the war against insurgency is on course in spite of recent attacks by insurgents on remote communities in Adamawa and Borno.

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Nigerian military
Nigerian military

Buratai gave the assurance on Wednesday when he visited a military location at Gajigana in Magumeri area of restive northeast Borno, which was recently attacked by Boko Haram insurgents.

Nigerian military
Nigerian military
He said the recent attacks would not have much effects on the operation geared toward destroying all terrorists’ enclaves on Nigerian territory, describing them as a minor setback that was being addressed.

“The recent attack in this community and on our location is unfortunate; we have observed some lapses on the part of our troops that is why I am here to assess the situation,” he added.

“Two days ago we had an attack in Gulak and we are also assessing the situation and we also want to improve on the situation, counter-insurgency is a very difficult operation and we will continue to do our best,” he said.

“I want to assure everybody that we are still firmly in control of the situation and we will continue to ensure the safety of everybody in the affected areas,” the military chief told reporters.

The chief of army staff called on the public to continue to cooperate with the military by providing useful information that would help in winning the war.

Boko Haram attacked troops’ location in Gulak on Sunday which was repelled. Troops location at Gajigana was also recently attacked in which a soldier lost his life. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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