The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has assured Nigerians that the war against insurgency would soon come to an end.
Attahiru, who visited the troops of the Nigerian Army’s Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole in Damaturu, Yobe State on Sunday assured them that Boko Haram would soon be defeated.
“We have come to Yobe State to the sector headquarters to meet you, to get to know you and you to get to know us,” the COAS said to the troops. “We pledge to put an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.
“I will like to tell you that I personally, as the Chief of Army Staff, I am here to take cognizance and note of the challenges you have and ensure that they are addressed to ensure you have the highest level of morale to be able to do your job and do it proudly as Nigerian soldiers.”
While commenting on the success of the soldiers, the COAS said “I am very pleased, your commanders have told me what you have done collectively as part of Operation Tura Takai Bango, and how you pushed the Boko Haram insurgents. We are proud of you and I believe in the second phase of that operation, you will do more,” he added.
He also urged Yobe State residents to continue to help and collaborate with security forces in their war against the insurgents.