The Nigeria Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has warned troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in North-East Nigeria to remain steadfast and be more proactive as the war against the insurgents have not ended.
The army chief gave the warning on Wednesday while addressing officers and men of the Nigerian Army in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
Commending the soldiers for the successes recorded so far in the fight against the insurgents, he argued them to remain resolute as the war is not yet over.
“The war has not yet been won and all is not over until it is over. Hence, I congratulate you on the progress made so far but we must do more.”
Buratai also asked the soldiers to work in harmony with other security operatives as no meaningful progress would be made without their cooperation.
“Let me urge you to partner with other security agents in prosecuting the war and anything less will jeopardise the efforts of the security forces as a whole.
“I want to assure you that the highest military hierarchy will continue to give you all the necessary support in the fight,” he added.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, was the first to arrive in the Borno State capital on Tuesday, following directives by Acting President that all Service Chiefs should move back to the command centre in Borno State due to the resurgence of violence in the northeast last week.
The terrorist group on Tuesday July 25th attacked and abducted oil exploration workers, members of the civilian JTF ans some lecturers from Geology department of the University of Maiduguri.
The Boko Haram sect yesterday killed seven people in Mildo community, the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Reports say the assailants sneaked into the town at night through Chakawa village, killing and burning houses.
According to the Commissioner for Information, Ahmed Sajoh, seven men were killed including a Boko Haram member. Two women who got injured are presently receiving medical attention.
Madagali is part of the territory annexed by Boko Haram in 2014 before its subsequent liberation by Nigerian soldiers in 2015.