Boko Haram: Don’t Wait For Them, Go After Them – New Amy Chief


Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, has charged offi­cers and men of the Nigerian army to take the fight to the doorstep of Boko Haram sect, with a view to dislodg­ing them.

This is even as he said that the era of waiting in defensive positions for the “criminals” to come and attack and runaway must stop.

The Army Chief stated this in Kaduna yesterday, at the graduation ceremony of Nige­rian Battalion 37, United Na­tions Mission in Liberia, UN­MIL, pre-deployment training.

At the event, which held at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre (NAPKC) and the combined graduation of basic airborne course 37 and basic rigger course 23 of the Airborne wing of the Nige­rian Army School of Infantry (NASI), Jaji Cantonment, the army boss also challenged the troops to adopt offensive dis­position and respond quickly and appropriately to all situa­tions.

General Buratai further said that the army has all neces­sary wherewithal to tackle the country’s internal problems and that it was on top of situ­ation in the North East, adding that his vision for the Nigerian Army was to have a profes­sional responsiveness in the discharge of its constitutional roles.

“The cardinals of this vi­sion are professionalism and responsiveness. In line with these, we must learn to adopt offensive disposition and re­spond quickly and appropri­ately to all situations taking into cognisance, our rules of engagement. The era of wait­ing in defensive positions for criminals to come and attack and runway must stop.