The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has commended troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) for their recent feat in the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the north east saying that the insurgents would be eradicated in a number of days.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said that Buratai’s congratulatory message and commendations were conveyed in his letter to the Theatre Commander, OPLD, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi on Friday.
Buratai said that the rare display of courage, gallantry and patriotism by the troops and their commanders led to the decimation of the leadership and ranks of the terrorists.
“I foresee that with the renewed zeal, it is just a matter of days to end the menace of Boko Haram terrorists and contain their criminality.
“I am more confident now than ever before with your current robust posture that you will end the BHT/ISWAP menace in no distant time,” he said.
Buratai re-assured the troops of his continued support and the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the needed support for them to end the insurgency.
Buratai and other service chiefs have been under fire over the failure to bring the insurgency to an end with a cross-section of Nigerians calling for their sack.