The new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru has express optimism over the fight against Boko Harram insurgency. He assured that the war against Boko Haram insurgency as well as other security issues in the country would soon be over.
This was made known on Monday while the Army Chief was addressing newsmen during a maiden on the spot assessment visit to the Nigerian Army Special Super Camp One, Ngamdu, Borno State.
He said the reason behind the visit is to find out about the troops’ problems with a view to articulating measures to resolve them.
“I have been briefed by the camp commanding officers, and they told me exactly what their critical needs are. The emphasis is on military effectiveness. We want to bring this war to an end soonest,” he said.
To achieve this, Attahiru noted that the Army is collaborating with the Republic of Cameroon to annihilate terrorists in Nigeria.
“It is not just in the Northeast theatre, we are equally ensuring that our operations are effective in other parts of Nigeria. We will ensure that people do their work properly, so that the insecurity will be a thing of the past”, he added.
He also said that, “the Commander-in-Chief is very much interested in what goes on in the theatre of operation in the northeast and indeed any other theatre where our troops are deployed. So that first-hand information gets to him. We will strive and ensure that problems are resolved for the overall success of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria”.
Earlier, while addressing the over 200 troops at the Special Super Camp, the Army Chief informed them that in the next couple of months, a standard rotation plan will be unveiled in a move to address the issue of overstay in the mission area.
“The issue of overstay in the mission has been a major problem. Be rest assured that in the next couple of months, we will have a standard rotation plan, that most of you will have to leave the theatre and be replaced by some other soldiers so that we can continue the war.
“I see this war ending soon, so that all of us can go back and stay with our families,” Attahiru assured