Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Buratai has said that the Nigerian Army is winning the ongoing battle against Boko Haram insurgency in the north eastern parts of the country.
Buratai also stated that he is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that by next month, the deadline set by the Federal Government to put an end to the issues of insurgency in some parts the country is being met, just as he expressed the hope that by January next year, everything would have been perfected.
Gen. Buratai stated this on Monday, while speaking through the Commander, Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army, RADOC, Major General Mobolaji Adeleke Koleoso in his opening remarks at a weeklong Seminar titled: “Middle Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Towards Ending Insurgency” which was kick- started in Minna, Niger State capital.
He said as expected, the insurgents have been degraded to the extent that they no longer possess the freedom of action they once had, pointing out that this development poses a new challenge, stressing that there is the need for decentralized operations anchored on disciplined initiatives to neutralize the insurgents in their disorganized and scattered state.
Accordingly, he said the Seminar which was the first of its kind to be hosted by TRADOC, was an avenue for Officers to understand leadership in a new form, stressing that the form of leadership hitherto understood , placed emphasis on Intelligence Quotient, IQ, and practically relegated to the background.
He pointed out that emphasis is gradually shifting from IQ , to emotional intelligence in many Armed Forces around the world, saying, “this is as a result of the introduction of mission Command philosophy into warfare”.
According to him, mission command, as opposed to detailed command is the exercise of authority and direction by Commanders using mission orders to enable discipline initiatives within the Commander’s intent.