Tukur Buratai COAS says peace will be restored in North-East

Buratai also encouraged the troops to maintain the current tempo of operations as they move to flush out Boko Haram.

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that peace will be restored in the North-Eastern region of Nigeria.

Buratai also encouraged the troops to maintain the current tempo of operations as they move to flush out Boko Haram.

Punch reports that the COAS told newsmen that he came to Buni Yadi to know how the men undergoing special forces training were doing.

Buratai said “There is no time to waste. We want full restoration of peace in the North East. That is what the president want.

“We know the importance of this place – Buni Yadi. This is the route they (insurgents) passed through to other parts of the North East and even Plateau in the North Central.

“It is better for us to have dominated and taken over the place.”

Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai also said 700 military personnel would be deployed to Liberia for Peace Keeping operations.

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