Military vows to end terrorism in Nigeria

Minimah also expressed gratitude to President Goodluck Jonathan for his firm support for the nation’s troops.

Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Kenneth Minimah has said that the Army will not rest until it ends terrorism in the country.

Minimah also expressed gratitude to President Goodluck Jonathan for his firm support for the nation’s troops.

The COAS made the comments on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the inauguration of the newly refurbished 81 Division Officers’ Mess in Lagos.

“Never again will Nigeria walk this path where insurgency and terrorism will come to redefine our unity as a nation and bring the Nigerian Army to a low level of concern to its own,” Minimah said.

“We will continue to push in major operations in the fight against insurgency to a close. It is achievable and we are working towards that. It is our wish that we find them (Chibok girls). It’s just in one of the camps that were destroyed that we found that number of Nigerians,” he added.

“I am sure that as we edge further into the forest, we will begin to capture more camps. We pray that we rescue more people. Every Nigerian looks forward to this. Let me commend the efforts of our gallant officers and soldiers who continue to make enormous sacrifices to ensure that Nigeria remains a safe, united and stable,” Minimah said.

“I wish to reassure all Nigerians that the Nigerian Army will continue to do what is in the interest of the nation in pursuance of our constitutional roles.  We will always rise to the occasion wherever and whenever duty calls. We will not fail Nigeria and Nigerians,” the COAS concluded.

Nigerian troops on Tuesday, April 28, rescued 293 women from the Boko Haram sect and also freed 160 more captives from Sambisa Forest on Wednesday, 29.


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