During a visit to officers and soldiers of various divisions of the Nigerian Army in Jos, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said that the December deadline given by the President Buhari administration to flush out Book Haram was feasible.
The COAS said that the military had stepped up the fight against the insurgent group, adding that the tempo of the operation, the number of troops and the equipment’s had all increased.
“Our strategy and operational plans have continued to evolve with the daily challenges that we have.”
Buratai noted that the surge of bomb blasts by the group in most northern cities, especially on soft targeted areas, had increased in the last few weeks.
“The army, in conjunction with other security agencies are studying the pattern and would soon be able to quickly find a solution to the spate of bombings.”
He commended the soldiers in the battle front for doing very well so far and urged Nigerians to support the fight by providing useful information to security agencies.
COAS Buratai said: “My vision is to reposition the Nigerian army and make it more professional and more responsive to its responsibilities.”
“Steps have been taken to ensure that medical facilities are improved upon,” He assure them that the army will do better with healthy officers and men.