We will continue to fight Boko Haram until we defeat them-Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East will continue until the insurgents are defeated.

Buratai, made this known at an Annual Conference held in Maiduguri on Wednesday after the recent killings of the Nigeria soldiers by Boko Haram at Metele Borno state.

The Chief of Army Staff  said the army had started to strategise for the end of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

The theme of the conference was titled, “Optimising the operational efficiency of the Nigerian Army towards safeguarding democracy and national security in Nigeria.”

Buratai said, “Internally, there has been violence in some sections of the country, which constitutes security threats to Nigeria’s democracy and existence. The causes of the crises are often for ideological, economic, political, religious and ethnic reasons.

“The fight against Boko Haram in the North-East will continue unabatedly. The army is collaborating with Chad and Cameroon, and we are currently conducting joint operations in adjoining areas.”

He added, No army can have enough equipment to conduct its operations. So it is incumbent on all commanders to know that we are involved in an asymmetric warfare which calls for dynamism and flexibility.”

Buratai also urged soldiers to remain non-partisan especially on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.



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