Lt General Ibrahim Atahiru, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has confirmed defeat on his troops’ locations in Mainok and other formations by the dreaded members of the Boko Haram sect.
General Atahiru stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday at 7 Div, Maimalari Cantonment/ Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri while on Operational Visit, and to also see wounded soldiers.
A few days ago, suspected members of terrorists dislodged military Base in Kamuya village in Biu Local Government Area and recently Mainok in Kaga Local Government Area where dozens of soldiers were killed with the destruction of arms and ammunition’s last Sunday.
Fielding questions from Journalists, Attahiru aasured that, the Nigerian Army under the support of President Muhammadu Buhari will take on Boko Haram decisively as troops have defeated Boko Haram severally.
His words: “Even though some of our troop’s locations in Mainok and other formations were attacked by members of Boko Haram sect, we would not accept defeat.
“In war, there is no way troops would always claim victory over its enemies, the Nigerian Army under the support of President Muhammadu Buhari will take on Boko Haram decisively as troops have defeated Boko Haram severally.
“Troops are committed to ending the war and other security challenges such as banditry and kidnapping among other crimes bedevilling some parts of the country.
“We are committed to the focus of the entire operations which is total annihilation of Boko Haram from Nigeria.” Said Gen Attahiru.