The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has given a fresh update on the activities of Boko Haram terrorists.
Naija News understands that the Chief of Army staff said the activities of the insurgents have been contained with the recent renewed joint military offensive against them in Northern Borno and border areas.
Buratai made this known in an interview with newsmen at Monguno in Borno North after celebrating the Easter with troops, where he was represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun.
“You will discover that the Boko Haram terrorists are now lurking around the borders, especially the dangerous and inaccessible areas of the Tumbun and Islands (of Lake Chad).’’
“And the best way to handle them is to have concentration of forces,’’ he said.
Earlier, while addressing troops of Sector 3 of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Buratai expressed satisfaction that they had turned the tide against the terrorists, adding that it was no longer business as usual for them.
“I urge you not to relent; you must continue to heat the iron now that our iron is very, very red so that we can beat the iron to the shape that we all like.
“You must maintain the momentum; we must never ever allow the reverse to be the case again. Now that we are moving, we must continue to move.
“Now, we are pursuing, we must continue to pursue, we are on the offensive, we should never withdraw to defensive position,” he said