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Be alert, no time to rest yet – Buratai charges troops fighting Boko Haram

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-Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai, has charged troops fighting Boko Haram not to rest on their oars.

-He gave the charge while addressing troops of the 3 Division Tactical Command in Damaturu on Wednesday.

-He also sought the cooperation of traditional rulers in the on-going fight against the Boko Haram insurgents.

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged Nigerian troops currently fighting Boko Haram in the North-East to always be alert as there was no time to rest yet.

NAN reports the Army chief told his men to be alive and alert to more tasks to be done in the effort to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

Mr. Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of the 3 Division Tactical Command in Damaturu on Wednesday.

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He advised the troops to work closely with other security agencies to ensure that the remnants of Boko Haram were flushed out of the region.

Earlier, at the palace of the Emir of Damaturu, Shehu Ashimi Ibn Umar El-Kanemi II, the army chief said that the terrorists are only fighting to remain relevant, hence they had resorted to attacking isolated locations and kidnapping for ransom.

Mr. Buratai solicited the support of the emir and other traditional rulers in the state through provision of relevant information as they were much closer to the people.

He said although the terrorists had been flushed out of the state, some remnants were still attempting to use the state as transit point, adding that the cooperation of everyone was required to check their activities.

Responding, the traditional ruler said that the state had passed through a very difficult period and assured the army of their continued support.

The traditional ruler however urged more efforts aimed at relocating the Internally Displaced Persons from their camps back to their various communities.

Recall that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo ordered the return of the military chiefs to Maiduguri following the upsurge in the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the region and Naija News also reported their arrival, 5 days after the presidential directive.


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