The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Army will stamp out the terrorist groups currently tormenting Northern part of Nigeria this 2021.
Buratai stated this at an event to usher in the New, that was held at his hometown of Biu, Borno State.
The Lieutenant General who was speaking at the T. Y Buratai Institute for War and Peace, charged those present to stay committed to stamping out terrorists from the region in 2021.
“I am very optimistic that 2021 will be different, totally different with remarkable difference from 2020. I want you to see it as a challenge and a task that must be done because we are the ones that can do it because Nigerians believe in us and believe that we can do it.”
“You should go into the year with full conviction that we can do better to address the insecurity in our country,” he added.
However, Buratai had said in the outgoing year that Nigerians would have to accept the fact that terrorism has come to stay.
“There is a general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is a likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities; also by both local and international actors.”
“Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility,” he had stated.
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