Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai has said that the Boko Haram insurgency will soon be history.
Buratai gave the assurance on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, during a visit to Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi in Ibadan, The Nation reports.
“We will soon overcome the insurgency that once threatened peace and security in some parts of the country,” Buratai said.
“I’m using this opportunity to again solicit the support of the public in the provision of information on any suspicious acts or criminal activities.
“The army will adopt a long term surveillance and intelligence gathering to stop Boko Haram attacks.
“We appreciate the efforts of the governor in the maintenance of peace in the state. We appreciate the cordial relationship between the government and the army.
“Oyo State has been very supportive in the area of providing security. I can confidently say that the security situation in Oyo State is quite encouraging,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Boko Haram is no longer a threat to Nigeria.
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