Nigeria Found Solution To End Boko Haram; Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has revealed that Nigeria has found the right solution to ending Boko Haram. The Army chief who reveals this during a media tour of the men of the Nigeria military fighting insurgency in the Northeast has affirmed the buhari administration commitments to end the insurgency.
“We have gotten the right solution to ending this menace of the Boko Haram terrorists in our state, in our country, as well as for humanity.” – Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff.
The Army Chief also stated that the Nigeria Army is re-strategizing on its approach against the Boko Haram insurgence. He said the military is bringing onboard local hunters, civilian JTF, and other affiliate in a bid to rid the Nigeria of the menace of Boko Haram.
While speaking with newsmen, the Army chief also said all elements of Boko Haram must be fished out and if the military encounter them in the forest, they should be dealt with decisively if they cannot be arrested or captured and this is a lasting solution to ending the Boko Haram menace in Nigeria.
The fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast has cost the country a great deal of lost in resources and human lives. The buhari administration has always put the ending of the Boko Haram insurgency as a key part of its government agenda. Since 2015, there has been the serious revamping of the Nigerian military.
Just recently the Chief of Air staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar announces that Nigeria has received 5 out of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano CT-COIN aircraft that were ordered from the United States. Nigeria is still expecting to take delivery of 3 JF-17 jets from Pakistan before the year end.
The Nigeria airforce has also taken delivery of several unmanned aerial vehicles, which include the Wing Loong II and the CH-4 UAV. The CH-4 UAV though not as advanced as the Wing Loong is pretty much a generation ahead of the CH-3 Rainbow which Nigeria has been using. The acquisition of 3 variants of UCAVs; 2 x Wing Loong II, 4 x CH-4, and 2 x CH-3 were part of efforts to enhance the NAF’s intelligence gathering for air operations. The country is also expecting more UMAV. Earlier this year Nigeria received various heavy artillery which includes the VT-4 battle tank and SH-105mm wheeled self propelled artillery.
In furtherance to strengthen the country airspace and defense system, Nigeria is expecting delivery of the Hong Qi-9 (HQ-9) a ground-based, extended range, mobile air defense system developed by the People’s Republic of China all this are a pointer that Nigeria has truly found the solution to Boko Haram menace.