Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has released a thought-provoking statement suggesting the armed forces was confident in meeting the target recently set by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the insurgency that has claimed the lives of thousands.
“Our sovereignty as a nation is threatened,” he said.
“The Nigerian Army and indeed the military as the symbol of our nationhood is being challenged,” he added.
Buratai said their ability to stand and defeat the Boko Haram terrorists in the next few weeks would determine the future of the country.
“We cannot afford to lose the fight. We are better trained and better equipped,” he said.
“The whole nation is behind us. Mr President is with us. Let us remain steadfast in this noble cause. Be courageous. We must degrade and defeat the terrorists. This job must be done. We must make our country men and
In August, Buhari gave the armed forces a three-month day deadline to end the insurgency that has killed some 15 000 people and displaced more than 2 million in the Northeast.
While some terrorists have reportedly surrendered and others killed, the Boko Haram has remained defiant, carrying suicide bombs that have claimed the lives of hundreds since the deadline was set.
– CAJ News