Boko Haram: Buratai Attributes Success To Funding

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By Hussaini Hammangabdo, Yola

The Nigerian Army has attributed  the success in degrading Boko Haram insurgency,in the North-East region to adequate funding by the federal government.

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS),Lt.Gen.Tukur Buratai,disclosed this in Yola during the Combat Support Arms Training Week (COSAT) for 2017.

He said the financial support of the federal government  was  responsible for the remarkable improvement in the operation capacity of the troops.

Buratai further noted that  improved funding,better administration,as well as logistic planing and execution in the operation have boosted the morale of troops which resulted to  forcing the insurgents to flee their hideout and surrender on a  daily basis.

He added that in regards to insurgency,kidnapping,herdsmen crisis,pipeline vandalism and crude theft challenges bedeviling the country,the Nigerian army  would continue to sustain efforts towards adequately equipping units and formations to enhance the military capacity to eliminate contemporary challenges and threats in the country.

“We all know that,the contemporary challenges Nigeria is grappling  with, including insurgency, kidnapping, herdsmen crisis, pipeline vandalism, have  made it imperative for all country agencies to synergize and find solutions .

“The theme for this year’s  COBAT, Improving Combat Supports Synergy As Force Multiplier In COIN Operation is  to review,identify and improve on operations.

The COAS pointed out that to bring to an end  terrorist attacks in the country, Nigerian Army had held the Small Arms Combatmanship at the newly constituted Abu Ali shooting range in Sambisa forest headquarters of the insurgents.

The Nigerian Army COMBAT Support Arms Training is  an annual events organised on rotational basis  among artillery, engineers signals and intelligence corps to review and restrategise on operations as well as demonstration on constabulary.