The new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru has given the assurance that the current Boko Haram insurgency and others would soon be over.
The two-star general said this while speaking with newsmen during a visit to the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp One, Ngamdu, Borno State.
Acccording to him, the purpose of the visit us to know the problems on ground and to deliberate on how to solve them.
“I have met commanders and received briefs, and they told me exactly what their critical requirements are. The emphasis is on military effectiveness. We want to bring this war to an end soonest,” he said.
“We are bringing out things as we want to leverage on the successes being recorded under Operation Tura Takai Bango and ensure total annihilation of Boko Haram in Nigeria”, he maintained.
He added that the Army is collaborating with the Republic of Cameroon to annihilate terrorists in Nigeria.
“It is not just in the Northeast theatre, we are equally ensuring that our operations are effective in other parts of Nigeria. We will ensure that people do their work properly, so that the insecurity will be a thing of the past”,
He promised that some operational challenges standing as albatross to the effectiveness of military operations would be over.
He also said that, “the Commander-in-Chief is very much interested in what goes on in the theatre of operation in the northeast and indeed any other theatre where our troops are deployed. So that first-hand information gets to him. We will strive and ensure that problems are resolved for the overall success of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria”.
“The issue of overstay in the mission has been a major problem. Be rest assured that in the next couple of months, we will have a standard rotation plan, that most of you will have to leave the theatre and be replaced by some other soldiers so that we can continue the war.
“I see this war ending soon, so that all of us can go back and stay with our families,” Attahiru assured.