Capture Terrorists’ Weapons, Neutralise Them To Secure Nation, says CoAS

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has directed troops to capture Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ weapons and neutralize them to secure the nation.

According to him, the capture of terrorists’ weapons before neutralising them are the Sallah gifts to the nation.

Yahaya gave the directives, yesterday (Monday), at the 2022 Sallah Luncheon for wounded troops at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

He said: “We’re looking forward to a fantastic entertaining moment together. I assure you that our troops remain resolute, especially the injured and the ones that have paid the supreme price.”

Besides, he added that the troops will continue to put in their best to ensure that there is total peace in insurgency affected states, particularly Borno state.

He, therefore, urged the troops not to relent, but to surge ahead to end the war that has claimed many lives and property.

Continuing; he added: “There should be more determination, commitment and aggressiveness in ridding the country of terrorists and criminals.”

He charged the troops to be ruthless with terrorists, bandits and violent criminals.

According to him, the Army will provide support in the training and improved health status of troops including psychological trauma.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao also noted that the procurement of helicopter gunships and Tucano fighter jets have supported the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad region.

He noted that the synergy among the Armed Forces has also scaled up the operations to a close in ending the war this year.

In his brief remarks, Governor Babagana Zulum, represented by his deputy, Usman Kadafur reiterated that the state government will continue to support the military in restoring peace in the region and the country at large.

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