Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has urged Army special forces to keep fighting against banditry in Nigeria.
Buratai simply revealed that there is no excuse for failure in the journey to eradicate banditry in the country.
According to him, the current conflict is very fluid and unpredictable, so the best way to approach it is by involving special forces.
He added that it is the sacred responsibility of everyone involved to safeguard Nigeria and her people.
His words, “This type of conflict is very fluid. It is unpredictable. In this context, the best way is to approach the adversaries with special forces,”
“That is why you received special training. You know the terrain is very wide and the task challenging. But you have a very sacred responsibility to our nation to safeguard it and her people.
“You have no excuse for failure. You are professionals in your field. We are hopeful that the security challenges will soon be over. Whatever challenges you have, we shall address them.
“We are bringing additional weapons; we are bringing additional platforms and we are bringing additional men. In fact, some of the equipment has arrived in Bauchi while some are even here already. Some of you may be moved to other locations to get things right there.”
“He asked the soldiers not to be discouraged by negative propaganda but to commit to ensuring that the country is safe.”
“We want normalization of activities. The President and Commander-in-Chief has expressed concern that farmers may not be able to go to farms this rainy season because of activities of bandits, but we have assured him that farmers will return to their farms very soon.
“It is the desire of the president and that of every Nigerian to have a peaceful country.
“Do not be influenced by people with negative tendencies. Your loyalty must be to the country and the Commander-in-Chief. Do not be distracted by negative propaganda through social media.”