The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the North-East not to relent in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents as the terrorists have been highly degraded and are expiring.
Buratai described the recent sporadic skirmishes from the Boko Haram terrorists as a desperate effort from a highly degraded and expiring adversary striving to maintain its notoriety.
In a goodwill message to troops in the frontline in the North-East on Friday, the chief of army staff said also that the recent skirmishes from the terrorists should be seen as an attempt by the group “to portray itself as formidable and cohesive; something that is completely false.”
He, therefore, charged the troops not relent in their gallant efforts and draw back the hands of the clock.
“It is merely the last kicks of a dying horse. We have achieved great successes over the Boko Haram terrorists.
“Thus, absolute and conclusive victory is just inches away, he said.”
According to Buratai, the Nigerian army is not known for cowardly behaviour.
” We have contained several incursions and several security challenges bedeviling our dear country within the last three years and now would not be an exception.”