By Terhemba Daka
Abuja — The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Yusuf Buratai, has vowed to collaborate with sister security agencies to dislodge miscreants in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
Addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that the unabated killings informed the setting up of an army battalion to check the prevailing insecurity in the area.
He said: “We will continue to cooperate along with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit there is quite strategic. It is in line with the Nigerian Army’s order of battle that was approved in 2016.
“We have to implement all of them to achieve the strategic objective of the government. This is essentially why we have to put the battalion there and to work with other security agencies.”
On Boko Haram’s activities in the North East, the military chief assured Nigerians that the ongoing Operation Last Hold would consolidate the army’s achievements in the area.
He said the operation, aimed at consolidating on the overall successes of the force, would culminate in the eventual return of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) back to their various communities to pick up their lives again.
“It has gone very successful. It’s progressing very well and rest assured that the Operation Last Hold will further consolidate on our achievements so far but we hope the internally displaced persons from that community will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again. I think that is the aim of this our Operation Last Hold. It is a consolidation of the overall successes that we have achieved in the North East.”