‘We are fighting terrorism,’ Chief of Army Staff assures Nigerians

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah gave the assurance of continued security via a statement on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau flanked by fellow terrorists.

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah has assured Nigerians that the military is fighting terrorism despite the recent spate of attacks in the country.

Minimah gave the assurance of continued security via a statement on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

It reads:

"The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah has reassured Nigerians of continued security in the country despite pocket of attacks in some parts of the North East. He made this re-assurance during the interdenominational church service to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebrations 2015 at the All Saints Protestant Church Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja."

"He noted that Nigerian Army has made considerable success in all efforts to contain insurgency in the country: “I want to reassure Nigerians that we are fighting terrorism. We need a little more time and with the support of the citizenry, it will be over as quickly as possible. The Army has made considerable success in all efforts to contain insurgency in the country”.

"He noted that this time last year, the military were losing equipments, territories, troops and personnel but it is the reverse now. The terrorists are rather on the run, degraded and have resorted to all acts that are designed to coax, intimidate and cause disaffection in the minds of the people as to the reality of their existence."

More than 500 people have died in terror attacks since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in May.

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