Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai has visited troops on the front line in the battle against Boko Haram to further boost their moral and urge them to give a final push against the insurgents.
Lt.-Gen. Buratai during the visit on Monday urged the troops to remain focused as they give a final push to end the Boko Haram terrorism.
Buratai stated this while on a visit to 113 Task Battalion, Gubio, in Borno State.
He commended the troops for the successes recorded so far and urged them to maintain the tempo.
“You have done well and you must maintain the tempo. You must be on the offensive and waste no time in giving a final push in ending Boko Haram,’’ Buratai said.
The COAS, who was accompanied by Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar, the Theater Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, and other principal officers from army headquarters, assured the troops that the army headquarters was concerned about their welfare.
“The issue of your allowances and salaries is been sorted out; there is no cause for alarm. There may be a little delay but
everything is being sorted,’’ Buratai assured the troops.
He also visited the 118 Task Force Battalion advancing to capture Damasak, a major border town linking Nigeria and Niger Republic in northern Borno.
He took time to monitor the progress of the task force up to Kareto town, which is about 13 kilometres to the main target.
He also interacted with the battalion where he urged the troops to be offensive as they advance.
Similarly, the COAS visited the location of the newly formed 23 Task Force Brigade with tactical headquarters in Jakana in Kaga LGA.
As a sign of leadership by example, the army chief also participated in a night operation with the troops of 29 Task Force Brigade 4 of about 38 kilometres from Maiduguri along the Jakana axis, before ending the visit.

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