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Boko Haram: CoAS Buratai Issues Fresh Directive To Soldiers




Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), has directed soldiers to rout the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east.

He stated this on Sunday during the training of officers and live firing demonstration of newly procured VT4 MBT and ST1 tanks for the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps at the Geji firing range in Bauchi.

The army chief stated that in combating Boko Haram soldiers must combine their firepower as provided for them by the Nigerian Army in form of weapons and vehicles.

According to Buratai, the newly acquired weapons and training will enable soldiers to exterminate Boko Haram remnants in the region.

He said: “If you go to the field, you must be decisive. You must deal with them when you combine firepower mobility and shock action. The adversaries have no option than to be dealt with accordingly.”

Buratai said he came to the event from Borno and Yobe States where he visited officers and men under the ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ and expressed the hope that soldiers from Armoured Corps in Bauchi will mobilize to the two states with the newly purchased vehicles to go and round off the fight against insurgency.