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We’re equipped to defeat Boko Haram – Theatre Commander



The Deputy Theatre Commander of troops fighting insurgency in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Leo Irabor, has said that all the support needed to win the ongoing war against the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram has been provided.

The General disclosed this on Sunday while addressing troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, at an event to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day at St. Bartholomew Military Church, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

He added that the government and the military hierarchy are right behind the troops and their commanders in the battle field, in a bid to see that the war is won this year.

“What they (soldiers) can take out from me is an assurance on behalf of Chief of Defense Staff and the Service Chiefs is that the President and Commander in Chief and every Nigerian are solidly behind the soldiers; and victory is assured.”

While promising the families of the fallen heroes of the military supports, Irabor said: “What better love can anyone give than to lay his or her life down for friends and other relations. I think that they are heroes and they remain heroes.

“For the children they have left behind, of course there will be a responsibility to see and ensure that everything that has to do with education, is taken care off. Their husbands have paid the supreme price for this nation. There is no greater love that anyone can pray than that.”