The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, during a courtesy visit to the Gbong Gwom Jos, His Royal Majesty, Da Jacob Buba, in his palace in Jishe yesterday, said that the Nigerian Army had defeated Boko Haram terrorist group and have also stopped it from re-grouping anywhere else in the country.
“Our efforts in the North-East have really paid off. As you can recall, the incessant bombing of market places and different places of worships and high population areas has virtually stopped now. I can assure you and the people of Plateau State that they will never witness Boko Haram attacks like you witnessed in the past.
“The Army has not only succeeded in routing them from their camps in the North-East, we have been able to block these criminal elements from crossing down to these areas or building their camps anywhere in Nigeria.
“I want to particularly commend you on your role as the Gbong Gwom Jos, for all the moral support you gave us through wise counsel. I want to also acknowledge the cooperation of Plateau people.”
General Buratai, also spoke at the pull out of seven retired Generals of the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineers, NASME, Makurdi, saying that without discipline and professionalism, there wont be any core values of the service remaining.
Represented by Major General Lincoln Ogunewe, Chief of Policy and Planning, Buratai praised.