Christmas: Sustain tempo to rid terrorism, COAS tells troops

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THE Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya, has said that sustaining the tempo of operation by officers and men of the Nigerian Army would completely rid Borno and the North East of terrorism.

The army chief, who made the call yesterday during a feast to celebrate Christmas with troops, journalists and other security agencies at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, said the insurgents had been decimated in the region.

Yahaya, who celebrated the event alongside the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao commended the troops and urged them to redouble their efforts in order to completely rid the North East of the remnants of terrorists.

“I must commend our troops for their wonderful performance; we have now reached a turning point, so what we just need is a little push to completely defeat terrorism in Nigeria,” he said.

He also said that part of the visit was to meet soldiers that were wounded in action at various operations while fighting insurgency in the North East.

Highlights of the event were the honour and awards to troops that distinguished themselves in various fields of operation and media houses that have been in the frontline throughout the insurgency.