Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to continue their onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents until they are completely subdued.
Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of 156 Task Force Battalion deployed to Mainok village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday. 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.
“You have done and you are still doing your job professionally and this must be maintained. “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.