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Military at tail end of North-East operation —CAS

By Evelyn Usman

Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, yesterday in Lagos, said the Military had made remarkable progress in the war against insurgency in the North-East, assuring that they were at the tail end of operations in the area.

This came as he disclosed that the Air Force would soon take delivery of additional platforms for the battle against insurgency.

Speaking at the Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja, after commissioning five projects, including the installation of executive seats on the C-130 aircraft  the CAS said the military had so far succeeded in disorienting terrorists by making it impossible for them to move in convoys or occupy any location in the north-east.

Describing the operation so far as excellent, he said: “When you compare the situation in 2014 or the beginning of 2015 to today, you will agree with me that there is a great difference.

“This is because then, Boko Haram was moving in convoys of 15 to 20 vehicles. Such is not happening again today.

“I really do not want to comment on what happened on Monday because I do not have details. Generally, I can tell you that we are making substantial progress in dealing with this problem. We are at the tail end of the north-east operations.”

He attributed the success to the support of the Muhammadu Buhari- led government.


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