The Nigeria’s Army Chief, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of the force in the North Eastern part of the country to always be alert as there was no time to rest yet until insurgency is defeated.
Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of the 3 Division Tactical Command in Damaturu on Wednesday noting that, there are more tasks to be embarked upon in the effort to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
He advised the troops to work closely with other security agencies to ensure that the remnants of the terrorists are flushed out of the region.
Earlier, at the Palace of the Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Ashimi Ibn Umar El-Kanemi II, the army chief said that the territories had become desperate to remain relevant, hence they had resorted to attacking isolated locations and kidnapping for ransom.
Buratai solicited the support of the emir and other traditional rulers in the state through provision of relevant information.
He said although the terrorists had been flushed out of the state, some remnants were still attempting to use the state as transit point, adding that the cooperation of everyone was required to check their activities.
Responding, the emir said that the state had passed through trying period and assured the army of continued support.
The traditional ruler said that what remained now was the ongoing effort to relocate the Internally Displaced Persons from their camps to their various communities.