After Chadian President led his soldiers to capture Boko Haram’s ‘arms store’ in the Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa forest, the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, General TY Buratai has “relocated fully” to the North-East where he will oversee an operation against Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The move came after a widely publicised and praised offensive against the terrorists on the banks of Lake Chad led by Chadian President, Idriss Deby.
The Nigerian Army made the announcement on Friday, adding that Buratai will join troops on the ground for patrol.
The statement reads, “Gen TY Buratai has relocated fully to the North East where he is overseeing and directing the overall operation in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.
“While addressing troops of Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on 9 April 2020, Gen Buratai said that he will be with them to the nooks and crannies of the theatre.
“It will be recalled that we earlier reported that the COAS had been on operational tour to troops’ locations in the North East Theatre of Operation since Saturday the 4th of April, 2020.
“During the tour, he was at the Army Super Camp 1 at Mulai and the Special Forces Super Camp 12 at Chabbol near Maiduguri on Wednesday 8 April, 2020 where he interacted with the officers and addressed the troops respectively.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reassure Nigerians that it is highly committed to protecting all law-abiding citizens and defending our territorial integrity.
“Members of the public are requested to note that there is no form of insecurity that cannot be surmounted, and the Boko Haram/ISWAP’s terrorism will also end in the nearest future.”
Newsflash247 had previously reported that the Chadian President, Idriss Déby, on Saturday, April 4, had led his country’s soldiers to capture Boko Haram’s ‘arms store’ in the Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa forest.
An arms store believed to be owned by suspected Boko Haram insurgents have been captured by soldiers from Chad.
The Chadians troops had on Saturday, April 4, launched an offensive against the insurgents in the Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa forest, a stronghold of Boko Haram.
The operation, led by Chadian President Idriss Déby, lasted for hours with the soldiers clearing the insurgents off the area.
Déby is a former chief of Chadian army. Military sources said that the arms store is the largest owned by Boko Haram, TheCable reports.
Commenting on the operation, Deby tweeted: “In Baga-Sola, I visited soldiers injured this afternoon during the operations launched against the Boko Haram enlightened. They are proud to have accomplished a sacred mission in the service of their dear homeland.”