‘They will continue to remain technically defeated and they will never be as strong as they were previously‘, these were the words of Lt Gen Tukur Buratai shortly after speaking in Damaturu the Yobe state capital after a closed door meeting with the state governor. Ibrahim Gaidam.
The Army Chief also visited the 159 battalions in Geidam, Yobe state as well as the military base located in Kanamma the Nigeria/Niger border where he asked the soldiers at the theatre of war to work towards ending the fight by clearing the remnant of the Boko Haram terrorists.
He charged them to be law abiding and respect rules of engagement as the military hierarchy will not take their welfare issues lightly. He also assured them that the military under his leadership will continue to rotate the soldiers in the theatre of operation instead of allowing others to over stay in the war front.