Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has revealed that the search for the remaining abducted Chibok girls is still ongoing while saying Boko Haram is the most dangerous terrorist group.
He also said activities of Boko Haram has now been restricted to Lake Chad and some parts of Sambisa forest.
He revealed this during a lecture of the Centre for Contemporary Security Affairs at the Igbinedion University, Okada headquarters of Ovia North East local government area.
His words, “Military leadership invariably draws inspiration from the political leadership and this allows it to develop military strategic objectives that are to be achieved. One of the silent but radical changes in the operations was changing the orientation and mindset of troops from a defensive to an offensive posture.
We also created the Theatre Command to coordinate the activities of the divisions involved in the operations “Socio-economic activities and free movement of people and goods have resumed in many areas. Significant improvements can be attributed to the systematic campaign led by the NA in conjunction with other Services and elements of national power. The success recorded so far is an indication that for Nigeria’s democracy to be consolidated, the military must not only play its part but must also fulfil the constitutional roles assigned to them.”
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, also said the centre, when it opens, would conduct research that looks into emerging security challenges of local and global concern.
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