Nigeria’s The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai during a Borno radio programme on Friday sent out a message to citizens of the state.
“Let me take this opportunity of FM Radio Lafiya programme to assure all citizens of Borno state and the entire citizens of this country that Boko Haram, is crushed to the finish for peace, as the insurgents do not want peace to reign in Nigeria and neigbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger, which formed the MNJTF in fighting this war that has claimed many lives and property.
“What we solicit from Borno citizenry was their full cooperation with troops of the Nigerian Army by providing them with credible information that could lead to the “complete destruction” of Boko Haram hideouts and cells.”
He however noted that before the replacement of service chiefs by the President, troops do not pursue insurgents, when they were attacked at any military posts or formations in the North East affected states.
Buratai also added: “The morale of our soldiers is now very much high, because of the imported arms and other military hardware are still arriving the shores of the country in fighting this Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state and the North East sub-region”
Buratai spoke on a special Hausa and Kanuri programme of FM Radio Lafiya (Radio peace), on how to ‘crush and end’ Boko Haram insurgency in the country; and as directed recently by President Muhammadu Buhari to the six Service Chiefs.