Abuja – Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Yusuf Buratai has expressed readiness of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to collaborate with other security agencies in the country to dislodge miscreants who hide in the Birnin Gwari axis along the Kaduna expressway to wreck havoc on innocent citizens.
Gen Buratai spoke to State House Correspondents on Thursday, shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said concerns over unabated killing of citizens was what informed the setting up of an army battalion in the area to tackle the security situation along the axis and put a stop to the menace.
“We will continue to cooperate along with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit there is quite strategic, it is in line with the Nigerian Army order of battle that was approved in 2016.
“We have to implement all of them to achieve the strategic objective of the government. This is essentially why we have to put the battalion there and to work with other security agencies,” Buratai said.
On the status report on the activities of Boko Haram in the North-East, the Chief of Army Staff assured that the ongoing Operation Last Hold by troops will further consolidate the army’s achievements in the area.
He said the operation which is aimed at consolidating on the overall successes made by the army will culminate in the eventual return of the Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) back to their various communities to pick up their lives again.
“It has gone very successful, it’s progressing very well and be rest assured that the operation Last Hold will further consolidate on our achievements so far but we hope the internally displaced persons from that community will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again. I think that is the aim of this our Operation Last Hold, it is a consolidation of the overall successes that we have achieved in the North East,” Buratai said.
The Chief of Army Staff said he was in the Presidential Villa to brief President Buhari on state of affairs in the army.
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