November 9, 2015

Buratai to troops: Give Boko Haram final push

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Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai(retd).

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday urged troops in the Northeast to remain focused in their final push to end insurgency in the country.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Buratai, who visited the front line unit of 113 Task Battalion in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno, commended the troops for the successes recorded so far.

“You have done well and you must maintain the tempo.

“You must be on the offensive and waste no time in giving a final push in ending Boko Haram.’’

He assured the soldiers that there was no cause for alarm over their salaries and allowances, stressing that the issue was being sorted out.

“There may be a little delay, but everything is being sorted out,” Buratai said.

The Army chief was also at the 118 Task Force Battalion, where he urged the troops to sustain the final offensive against insurgents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buratai also visited the site of the newly formed 23 Task Force Brigade located in Jakana, and participated in a night operation with the troops of 29 Task Force Brigade along the Jakana axis.