The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured Nigerians that the fight against insurgency will take a different shape in 2021 as he vows that the Nigerian Army will shame and disgrace the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists.
Buratai gave the assurance at a sit-out night in view of the New Year, at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace in Biu Local Government Area of Borno.
He said troops of the Nigerian Army had done well in the fight against insurgency in the North East and banditry in the Northwest in 2020. Buratai expressed hope that 2021 will be remarkably different. His words: “I am very optimistic that 2021 will be different, totally different from a remarkable difference from 2020.”
Adding that the military had the onus of solving the nation’s problem of insecurity, Buratai urged the troops to dedicate themselves to the task ahead by maintaining the same tempo in 2021 with more determination and decisive action to exterminate terrorism.
“I want you to see it as a challenge and a task that must be done because we are the ones that can do it because Nigerians believe in us and believe that we can do it.
“You should go into the year with full conviction that we can do better to address the insecurity in our country.”
Buratai also promised that officers and men of the Nigerian Army would enjoy a lot of welfare packages in 2021.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and other well meaning Nigerians for their prayers and support over the years.