Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai has said the Nigerian Army has defeated terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
Buratai made the comment over the weekend while laying the foundation stone for the new Brigade headquarters complex at the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Daily Trust reports.
“The North East operation is critical at this stage. The terrorists have been defeated; these criminals may rear their ugly heads through other means. We will continue to maintain vigilance,” Buratai said.
He also commended the troops for crushing the insurgency in the North East.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier also said that Boko Haram had technically been defeated.
This followed an earlier statement by Information Minister, Lai Mohammed that the war against the sect had been won.
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