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Boko Haram menace to end soon – Army Chief

By A’isha Biola Raji

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has assured Nigerians that the Boko Haram insurgency will soon become history.

Attahiru made this statement in Yobe when he visited the troops of Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army in Damaturu. While boosting the moral of the troops, he assured them that the Boko Haram menace would end within a short period.

The Army Chief said, “We have come to Yobe State to meet you, to get to know you and you get to know us as well. We promised to end this issue of Boko Haram.

“I am bringing very special greetings from the President and Commander in -Chief, he is fully briefed and aware of how and what you are doing.”

He however promised to take details of what the troops need and work on them accordingly to ensure victory. “I will like to tell you that, personally as the Chief of Army Staff, I am here to note your challenges and ensure that they are addressed to ensure you have the highest level of morale to be able to do your job and do it proudly as Nigerian soldiers,” he said.

He also expressed satisfaction with the troops’ performance saying, “I am very pleased, your Commanders have told me what you have done collectively as part of ‘Operation Tura Takai Bango,” how you have pushed the Boko Haram Insurgents. We are so proud of you and I believe in the second phase of that operation, you will do more.”

He said he is optimistic that they will push the insurgents and acquire victory over them.

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