End of insurgency in sight – COAS

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Sunday, assured that the war against insurgency would soon come to a successful end.

Attahiru, gave the assurance in Damaturu, Yobe, while troops Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, commended the troops for their recent gains in neutralising insurgents.

“I’m very pleased; your commanders have told me what you have done collectively, as of ‘Operation ‘Tura Takai Bango’, how you have pushed the Boko Haram insurgents.

“We are so proud you, and I believe that in the second phase that operation, you do more. I’m sure you out there and push them so hard and bring this entire insurgency to an end,” the COAS said.

Attahiru, said that he was at the sector to familiarise himself with the troops, conveyed the greetings President Muhammadu to them.

“We have come to the sector headquarters in Yobe to meet you; to to know you and you know us as well.

“I am bringing very special greetings from the President and Commander-in-Chief; he has been fully briefed and is aware what you are doing and how you are doing them.

“I am personally here to take cognisance what you are doing, note the you are facing and ensure that they are addressed for you to have the highest level of morale needed to do your job with pride, as soldiers,” he said. (NAN)