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Army restates determination to eliminate Boko Haram

07 July 2015, 09:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigerian Army has reassured it would win the war against terrorists ravaging some parts of the country.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Col. Kenneth Minimah, gave the assurance during the celebration of this year's Army Day in Maiduguri Borno State.

Minimah said the nation's soldiers had the onerous task of winning the war against the Boko Haram insurgents for the souls of their fallen colleagues to truly rest.

“The only way to honour our officers and men who lie ahead of me is to ensure that this war is won and I promise that we will win this war,” Minimah said.

The Chief of Army Staff assured the families of colleagues killed in the line of duty would not be forgotten,  promising to fulfill all statutory requirements and privileges for children.

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“I will also want to assure the families of departed colleagues that they will not be forgotten all statutory requirements and privileges for children and families they left behind would be honoured and be executed,” he said.

Minimah thanked the governmentt of Borno State for its continued support to the Nigeria Army.

“I want to thank the executive governor of Borno state for his continued support to the Nigeria Army in pursuance of Operation Zaman Lafiya and in this particular case of also hosting the Nigeria Army Day Celebration 2015," Minimah said.

The governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, paid tribute to the gallant officers of the Nigeria Army who had laid down their lives for this country to remain one indivisible entity.

"Hundreds of our soldiers have died in this counter-insurgency war. We have to respect our fallen soldiers, we have to pray for the repose of their souls but most importantly we have to make their families realize that they did not die in vain,” Shettima said.

- CAJ News


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