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Not until insurgents surrender – Buratai alleges ..


Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of 156 Task Force Battalion deployed to Mainok village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno on Monday.

He commended the troops for the recent feat they achieved in the fight against insurgency in the state which had resulted in neutralising and capturing of insurgents.

Buratai added that the annihilation of the terrorists and recovery of gun trucks and weapons from them on Sunday in the area was a boost to the ongoing counterinsurgency campaign.


He reassured them of government’s commitment to providing adequate equipment to enable them maintain the current tempo of operation with a view to ending insurgency in the shortest possible time.

According to him, operations are complex and you will continue to see new challenges but I assure you, nothing is too difficult to handle.


“We have a lot of individuals, a lot goodwill as well from across the country and a lot of distractions as well but these distractions must not hinder your operations. We have a sacred responsibility to our country.

“The military profession, the profession of arm is a noble profession and you are the only ones that can do this Job because you have signed to sacrifice your comfort, your time and if need be, pay the supreme price.

“You must remain focused, you must remain firm, you must maintain the determination to bring this madness by criminal elements of Boko Haram or whatever they call themselves to an end.

“On this note, I must congratulate you on the feat you have done yesterday and you must continue to clear their doubt and deal with them decisively,” he said.


Buratai also reassured the troops of improved welfare package in 2020, as well as those of their families in their various barracks, urging them to be proud of serving their country.

At the camp, Buratai inspected the two gun trucks sized from the terrorists by the troops on Sunday as well as the cache of weapons and ammunition and other items recovered from them during the encounter.


NobleReporters reported that Buratai later visited the wounded troops at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where he went round the various wards to encourage the victims.

He was also led on inspection tour by the management of the hospital to the new trauma centre under construction and at completion stage.

The army chief also visited more wounded troops at the 7 Division Hospital in Maiduguri where many of them were recuperating.

He wished them speedy recovery and pledged continuous support of the army to ensure their total recovery.


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Boko Haram, ISWAP in trouble as Nigeria receive fighters jet


Nigeria has taken delivery of two fighter helicopters to bolster its campaign against , terrorists in Boko Haram and ISWAP, chief of air staff, AVM Sadique Abubakar said today.

He spoke after a meeting between President Buhari and all the security chiefs, before his departure to London for an investment summit.

Abubakar also announced that additional fighter helicopters and other military hardware would be supplied to the nation’s armed forces to enhance their capacity in the battle fields.


“In terms of procurement of platforms, substantial number of these equipment are expected by the end of February, some of the equipment we are acquiring have started arriving.

“For the Nigerian Air Force, two helicopter gunships arrived on the Jan. 15 and we are now in the process of putting them together to add to whatever we have already.


“I am sure you are also familiar with the equipment acquisition by the Nigeria Police Force; I am sure you are also familiar with the policy on community policing that was approved by the President.

“It is going to be funded and the whole idea is to ensure that Nigeria is secured and citizens can go about pursuing their legitimate aspirations without any hindrance.’’

According to Abubakar, Nigeria is collaborating with its neighbours to completely end the Boko Haram insurgency.

“We are doing everything with other sister countries in the Lake Chad basin, working together to ensure that Boko Haram terrorism is brought substantially to an end as much and as quickly as possible,” he said.


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