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Insurgents Will Go Into Extinction Soon – Army Chief



The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured Nigerians that the insurgency in North-East, will soon be a thing of the past.

The Army chief who was represented by the Commander, Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army (TRADOC), Maj. Gen. Bolaji Koleoso, said this in Minna, Niger State during a week-long seminar.

The seminar tagged: “Mindful Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Towards Ending Insurgency,” was part of measures to empower the military to fight terrorism in the country.

The Army Chief said that the deadly bomb explosions by the extremists in Adamawa and Kano states last week were attempts by the terrorist group to raise their heads, even as they flee.

General Koleoso also disclosed that the surveillance mounted against the insurgents by the Nigerian Armed Forces was already yielding positive results and neutralising the terrorists’ grips on the troubled states.

“Insurgency is now a global phenomenon. If the deadly attacks in Paris recently can happen, then it means there is no nation who can beat its chest and say that insurgency cannot happen in its shores.

“I think what happens from now on is that we are going to have international cooperation towards ensuring that men and economic activities and what have you are secured,” Koleoso said.

The Army boss’ representative further revealed that the Army Headquarters was presently collaborating with the British Military Advisory Team to train officers on leadership