Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, says the army will shame and disgrace Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province terrorists in 2021.
According to PRNigeria, he spoke at a sit-out night to usher in the New Year at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace, Buratai in the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
The army chief said the troops had done a lot in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and banditry in the North-West in 2020, adding that they were committed to decisively deal with all forms of insecurity in the country.
Buratai told the troops to dedicate themselves to the task of eradicating terrorism by maintaining the tempo in 2021 with more determination and action to end insurgency in the country.
He also urged the troops to work with more discipline, commitment and courage, adding that the military had the responsibility of solving the nation’s insecurity problem.
According to him, they must work extra hard to win the confidence of Nigerians.
He said, “The nation trusted and believed in us to deal with the security challenges – issues of insurgency, terrorism, kidnapping, banditry and other forms of insecurity. We must not fail; we should see it as a challenge and a task that must be done to resolve it once and for all.
“I am very optimistic that 2021 will be totally and remarkably different from 2020. I want you to see it as a challenge and a task that must be done because we are the ones that can do it; Nigerians believe in us that we can do it.
“You should go into the year with full conviction that we can do better to address the insecurity in our country.”
Buratai also commended the President for his support and confidence in the preceding years, while promising that officers and men of the army would enjoy many welfare packages in 2021.