Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff COAS, Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai has relocated fully to the North East where he will oversee and direct the overall operations in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.
This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday morning via the verified twitter handle of the Nigerian army.
In the statement, Buratai, while addressing troops of Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on 9 April 2020, had said that he would be with them in the nooks and crannies of the theatre.
Explaining further, the Nigerian Army noted: “It will be recalled that we earlier reported that the COAS had been on operational tour to troops’ locations in the North East Theatre of Operation since Saturday the 4th of April, 2020.
“During the tour, he was at the Army Super Camp 1 at Mulai and the Special Forces Super Camp 12 at Chabbol near Maiduguri on Wednesday 8 April 2020 where he interacted with the officers and addressed the troops respectively.
“COAS was also at the Forward Operations Base at Alau Dam, and also personally led the troops on patrol round Mairimari and Maigilari Forests.”
The Nigerian Army therefore reassured Nigerians of its commitment to protecting law abiding citizens and defend the territorial integrity of the country.
It stated: “The Nigerian army wishes to reassure Nigerians that it is highly committed to protecting all law abiding citizens and defending our territorial integrity.
“Members of the public are requested to note that there is no any form of insecurity that can not be surmounted, and the Boko Haram/ISWAP’s terrorism will also end in the nearest future.”