I want to end war against insurgency soon, Army boss Attahiru says

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By Aiyeku Timothy

The new chief of army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, on Monday, stated that he wants to end the war against soon.

Attahiru, who addressed journalists at the Army Super Camp 1 Ngamdu in Yobe state, said the military will create a formidable partnership with neighbouring countries including Cameroon and Chad in order to see an end to the insurgency.

While stressing that he is anxious to end Boko Haram terrorism and other criminal elements, the chief of army staff said he has met with the war commanders on the “critical requirements” to see the war to the finish.

He noted that there would be an improvement to the welfare of the troops in the theatre of operations, adding that efforts are ongoing to acquire boots, uniforms and protective gears in a couple of weeks.

Speaking on rotational policy, Attahiru said he will replace soldiers who have served long in the northeast in months while also ensuring that arms and logistics are provided to enable soldiers to fight effectively.

“We are bringing out things, you can see Operation Tura Takaibango in tandem with forces from the Republic of Cameroon. We shall be bringing in the Çhadians to ensure the annihilation of the Boko Haram in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, the new service chiefs recently travelled to Borno state after they were appointed in a coordinated effort towards ending the menace of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits

They were led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky, Irabor in what is believed will redefine the fight against the insurgents.


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