Luitenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff
Luitenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ to continue their offensive against Boko Haram terrorists until they are completely subdued.

The Army boss gave the charge while addressing troops of 156-Task Force Battalion deployed to Mainok village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.

He also commended the troops for the recent feat they achieved in the fight against insurgency in the state, which had resulted in neutralising and capturing of insurgents.

Buratai added that the annihilation of the terrorists and recovery of gun trucks and weapons from them in the area on Sunday was a boost to the ongoing counterinsurgency campaign.

The Army boss reassured them of government’s commitment to providing adequate equipment to enable them maintain the current tempo of operation, with a view to ending insurgency in the shortest possible time. He later visited the wounded troops at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.