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Boko Haram: ‘Stop Taking Sides’ – Buratai Warns European Union




The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has warned local and foreign bodies like the European Union parliament to be mindful of comments they make on Nigeria’s security.

Naija News reports that in its January 16, 2020 resolution, the European parliament said there has not been any progress in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.

The EU legislative arm claimed that the security situation in Nigeria has deteriorated significantly.

Reacting in a statement on Monday, the army operations media coordinator, Aminu Iliyasu, advised local and foreign organisations to make comments that would help restore peace in Nigeria.

The statement read: “The chief of army staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has reassured Nigerians that the counter-insurgency operations in the north-east and indeed other ongoing operations against our common enemies across the country are still on course with current indicators revealing tremendous successes across the various theatres of operation,

“After a careful review of the Nigerian Army operations in the north-east, it is pertinent to state that, Headquarters Nigerian Army has gladly observed the renewed zeal and determination by troops to take the counter-insurgency operations to its logical conclusion with outcomes favourable to Nigeria and Nigerians as evident in the recent decimation of many Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals, including some of their top commanders amidst several arrests of the insurgents’ logistics suppliers and collaborators, numerous capture of the criminals’ arms and ammunition as well as rescue of many captives from the bondage of the insurgents.

“To this end, all local and foreign interests are advised to exhibit more commitment and restraint on issues of our national security and avoid taking sides. Furthermore, all actions and utterances must be tailored towards supporting the national cause with a view to restoring peace and tranquillity to our beloved country.”