Statement released by the Chief Of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai, Friday morning has affirmed that the Nigerian army cannot afford to loose the war against insurgent group, Boko Haram. The army is ready to put the group in extinction in the coming days and weeks.
Boko Haram has in the recent weeks carried out several bombings and attacks and many Nigerians have lost their lives to these attacks. The army is well poised to see an end to this, LT Gen TY Buratai in his words:
“The next few days will be crucial to Op Lafiya Dole. It is also crucial to our country Nigeria. Our sovereignty as a nation is threatened. The Nigerian Army and indeed the military as the symbol of our nationhood is being challenged.
Our ability to stand and defeat the Boko Haram terrorists in the next few weeks will determine the future of our country. We cannot afford to lose the fight.”
“We are better trained and better equipped. The whole nation is behind us. Mr President is with us.
Let us remain steadfast in this noble cause. Be courageous. We must degrade and defeat the terrorists. This job must be done. We must make our country men and women proud.”