Beneshiek (Borno) – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday said that the new 29 Task Force Brigade in Beneshiek, Borno, was strategically established to end insurgency.

Buratai made the remarks while addressing soldiers deployed to the new brigade in Beneshiek and Ngamdu.

“This location is very important and strategic, it has great impact toward defeating the Boko Haram group.

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“You are better trained and equipped than the criminals and you have to be professional and responsive.

“You should have no excuse not to be on patrol, ambush or raid operations,’’ he said.

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The army chief assured the troops that government would provide them with all the necessary kits and equipment to facilitate their success to end insurgency.

“We have to maintain the momentum to achieve Mr President’s deadline.

“We must eradicate insurgency and make Nigeria peaceful,’’ he said.

Buratai charged the soldiers to apply tactics, battle procedure and fire discipline.

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“Be on the alert, observe routines, be disciplined and loyal to your officers,’’ he counseled them.

He assured the civil population that the army would maintain high standard of professionalism in the course of its duties. (NAN)