Abuja - The Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said on Monday the military was exercising caution in its anti-terrorism operations to avoid killing innocent Nigerians.
Minimah said this at the opening of the Chief of Army Staff Quarterly Conference in Abuja.
He explained that the war against terrorism was not a conventional war saying that the Nigerian Army is conventional and regular.
"We are also now fighting terrorism; the terrorist is someone you don't know.
"It may be someone who sold food or fruit to you in the morning, by the evening he is a terrorist," he said.
Minimah, however, appealed for the support of all, including the media, saying that the army needed time and patience for the terrorists to be defeated.
According to him, the army has enough equipment to fight the war as the Federal Government is also introducing newer equipment to the military to fight the war.
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