LAGOS, (CAJ News) – TROOPS have been urged to guard against complacency on the back of gains made against the Boko Haram terrorists in recent weeks.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Yususf Buratai, made the call when he visited troops in the front line at the strategic border town of Gomboru Ngala.
The Army wrestled control of the town from the Islamic militant sect recently.
Acting Army spokesperson, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said Buratai commended the troops for the feat of recapturing the strategic and economic town.
He stated that the recapture of the town was in line with vision and the mission of the Nigerian Army of defending the territorial integrity of the nation.
“Lt Gen Buratai however warned the troops that there was a lot to do, adding that the war is not over as the terrorists were yet to give up,” said Usman.
He stated that the terrorists planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and attack isolated communities and urged the troops to ensure that they stopped the terrorists.
He further assured of his continued support to the units. He also had a brief interaction with a spontaneous and mammoth crowd of both Nigerian refugees and Cameroonian citizens across the river that converged to greet him.
Buratai thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for providing all the desired leadership, support and logistics that made the Nigerian Army to perform effectively.
– CAJ News