The Nigerian Army has charged troops fighting in the North East to go after the Boko Haram terrorist group anywhere they are and smoke them out of their den.
The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai in letter to the troops and their commanders said the fighting troops must not allow the terrorists any breathing space or freedom of action anywhere as they continued to discharge their legitimate duties.
Buratai said that he has foreseen that with the renewed zeal, it is just matter of days to end the menace of Boko Haram terrorists and contain their criminality.
He said: “I am more confident now than ever before with your current robust posture that you will end the BHT/ISWAP menace in no distance time,” reminding the troops that they have done it before, and they will do it again without any foreign troops around.
In a statement by the Army Spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, the Chief of Army Staff congratulated the Theatre Commander, Sector Commanders, Super Camps Commanders, Commanding Officers, as well as the gallant Officers and soldiers serving in OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE, for their gallantry that manifested in the unprecedented successes recorded in the Theatre recently.
The congratulatory message and commendations were contained in a letter to the Theatre Commander, OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, personally signed by the COAS himself.
General Buratai, said that he has never been so happy and proud of the gallant troops in their concerted efforts of ending the menace of the criminal Boko Haram terrorists’ group and ISWAP. He urged them to continue to dominate the Theatre and maintain high standard of professionalism.
He thanked them for the renewed efforts that brought more confidence and hope in the troops by Nigerians. He also stated that he has foreseen that with the renewed zeal, it is just matter of days to end the menace of Boko Haram terrorists and contain their criminality. He stated that his confidence in total victory has further been rekindled by the dogged determination of the troops on the ground.