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Buhari to Army: Flush out B’Haram now

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has charged the army high command to flush out the terrorist Islamic organisation, Boko Haram, from Borno State and other parts of North East Nigeria.

Buhari gave the order yesterday while declaring open the 2018 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, shortly after returning to Abuja from Maiduguri. He urged the military’s top brass to muster requisite arsenals for the operation.

According to the president, the war against terrorism is a “must win” project.

“It is a must win war. I want to encourage our troops not to be distracted by speculations but remain focused and committed to the task of eliminating Boko Haram from the surface of the earth.

I want to reassure you that as your Commander-in-Chief, I will do everything within my power to continue empowering you by providing all necessary equipment, force multipliers and enablers required for you to prevail on the field. I also want you to be aware that I am currently looking into measures to improve your entitlements and welfare generally,” he said.

The president also commended efforts and sacrifices of the military in safeguarding the peace, security and territorial integrity of the country.

In a speech at the conference, Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai said internal security had greatly improved from what it was in 2015 when President Buhari assumed office, stressing that new proactive strategy would be put in place to mop up recent military losses.

Also speaking, Minister of Defence, Mansur Ali, assured the president that the military was putting new strategies in place to stabilise the country.

 

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