The recent series of attacks in the northeast and northwest Nigeria has brought together top military officers and commanders to deliberate on the changing tactics of the insurgents and bandits and to make a new move towards ensuring adequate clearance of the militants and bandits in the areas of operations.
The Chief of Army Staff, who chaired the meeting of top commanders under his command said, he wants to see an all-encompassing positive change in the Nigerian Army operations and the security situation in the country.
According to him “there is no time for complacency, no time for excuses and there will be no tolerance for shortcomings or failures, the situation must be reversed immediately”.
”The meeting is specifically intended to serve as a time for action, a time to change the war narrative and a wake-up call in our efforts to combat Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency, North West Banditry as well as the myriad of other security challenges across the country” He said.
General Buratai also said that already, the Nigerian Army has commenced major reorganization of her operations for optimal performances.
He, therefore, charged all Commanders to lead the charge by being out in the field to effectively oversee the operations.
The meeting discussed a wide range of security matters, the state of the counter-terrorism and other Internal Security Operations in Nigeria and the necessity for Commanders, officers and men to redouble their efforts and ensure that all security threats in the country are effectively checkmated.
While directing all commanders/GOCs, officers and men of the Nigerian Army to ensure that the charge given by the President and Commander – in- Chief is fully implemented, the Army Chief urged the commanders to speedily crush Boko Haram terrorists and the myriad of security threats facing the nation.
He said, “the criminals and their collaborators and sponsors must be exposed, flushed out and destroyed”.