Buratai made the statement to newsmen on Sunday, November 20, 2016, in Maiduguri, Borno state.
According to Premium Times, Buratai made the statement to newsmen on Sunday, November 20, 2016, in Maiduguri, Borno state.
The Army Chief said “It is very clear that the terrorists have been defeated; there are no doubts about it.
“What we are doing now is a mop up operations aimed at ensuring that we clear the rest of them. It is one thing to defeat, and it is another issue for the terrorists to surrender.
“We are working on their final surrender in the remaining enclaves where they are now. And very soon we will achieve that objective.”
Speaking further, the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, said the troops will continue their operations until the terrorists are completely wiped out.
According to police reports, Boko Haram Islamists staged three suicide attacks in Nigeria's restive northeast on Friday, November 18, 2016, leaving four attackers and two civilian vigilantes dead.