The chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the Nigerian army will shame and disgrace the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 2021.
The Army Chief gave the motivational speech at a sit-out night to usher in the 2021 New Year at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace, Buratai in his native Biu Local Government Area of Borno.
Buratai said the troops of Nigerian army had done a lot in the fight against insurgency in the North East in 2020, adding that they were committed to decisively deal with all forms of insecurity in the country.
He urged the troops to dedicate themselves to the task of eradicating terrorism by maintaining the tempo in 2021 with more determination and action to end the insurgency in the country.
He added that the troops should work with more discipline and courage, because the military had the responsibility to solve the nation’s problem of security.
According to him, they must work hard to win the confidence of Nigerians.
He said that the people trusted and believed in the Nigerian army to address the issues of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity.
Mr Buratai also promised that officers and men of the Nigerian army would enjoy a lot of welfare packages in 2021.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his support for and confidence in the Nigerian army during the preceding year.