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“Our sovereignty as a nation is threatened”, Buratai to Soldiers

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has issued a motivating statement to the men and women of the Nigerian Army and to those who are most involved in the war against the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, asking the soldiers to brace up their efforts.

He said the Boko Haram sect pose a great danger to the unity of the country, while reminding them of the presidential directive to stamp out the terrorist sect by December, 2015.

More so, he charged his troops to fight on, till the end and take advantage of being better equipped to “degrade and defeat the terrorists”.

Read full statement below:

“Our sovereignty as a nation is threatened, the Nigerian army and indeed the military as the symbol of our nationhood is being challenged,” Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, quoted him as saying.

The next few days will be crucial to Op Lafiya Dole. It is also crucial to our country Nigeria. Our sovereignty as a nation is threatened.

The Nigerian Army and indeed the military as the symbol of our nationhood is being challenged. Our ability to stand and defeat the Boko Haram terrorists in the next few weeks will determine the future of our country.

We cannot afford to lose the fight. We are better trained and better equipped. The whole nation is behind us. Mr President is with us.

Let us remain steadfast in this noble cause. Be courageous. We must degrade and defeat the terrorists.

This job must be done. We must make our country men and women proud.

Lt Gen TY Buratai NAM
NAM GSS psc(+) ndc (BD) BA (Hons) MPhil
Chief of Army Staff