|Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai|
This was contained in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman on his verified Facebook page.
Buratai was quoted as telling the troops that, they were deployed to the Northeast in order to fill in observed gaps and make a difference in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.
“Nigerian armed forces have done a great job in the Northeast in terms of degrading the Boko Haram terrorists. The attained success must be consolidated as they are adequately trained, equipped and with superior tactics than the terrorists”, the Army Chief stressed.
Lieutenant General Buratai implored the troops to dominate everywhere in the theatre and deny the terrorists freedom of action and movement.
According to the statement, the Chief of Army Staff also paid a similar visit to Army headquarters strike force group where he had one-on-one interaction with them and had dinner with the troops later in the evening.
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