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BREAKING: Enough is Enough, i will end Boko Haram - Buhari says after visiting attacked soldiers in hospital


BREAKING: Enough is Enough, i will end Boko Haram - Buhari says after visiting attacked soldiers in hospital





President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to end the Boko Haram madness within the shortest possible time.



This, he said, would be achieved with procurement of modern fighting equipment.



The president spoke in Maiduguri, Borno State, yesterday, when he
declared open the fourth annual Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Conference.



According to Buhari he is not going to sit and watch common Boko haram wipe out his soldiers as he promise Nigerians to be patient with him for him to put immediate end to Boko Haram. as a former general Boko Haram will pay for all the damages caused.



The quarterly conference reviews army’s activities, including operations and exercises with a view to improving on them.



The president used the occasion to address troops on the frontline in the North East and assured

the people of the region of his administration’s determination to prosecute the counterinsurgency to logical conclusion.



His visit was a morale booster for officers and soldiers in the
aftermath of killing of over 100 soldiers at Metele, northern Borno, by
Boko Haram, last weekend.



Buhari, who was the special guest of honour, commended the leadership
of the Army for moving the conference earlier slated to hold in Benin,
Edo State to Maiduguri.



He promised that his administration would continue to give maximum
support to the military, noting that that one of the cardinal objectives
of his government is to ensure adequate security of lives and property
of the citizenry.






BREAKING: Enough is Enough, i will end Boko Haram - Buhari says after visiting attacked soldiers in hospital







“This conference is timely considering the fact that this government
is determined to end security challenges in the North East, Niger Delta
and farmers/herdsmen clashes in some parts of the country.



I want to convey our deep condolences to the families of heroic gallant
officers and soldiers who paid the supreme price while maintaining law
and order in our fatherland.



“As we approach the 2019 general election, I want to urge members of
our security forces to remain non-partisans and level up to the
expectations on the rules of engagements.



I want to specifically condole
with family of late General Idris Alkali and the Nigerian army for his
untimely death in the hands of some evil-doers. I want to assure you
that we are doing everything possible to bring the perpetrators to book.



“As president, and by the powers conferred on me, I assure you that
government will procure modern fighting equipment to end the madness of
Boko Haram and other acts of our enemies.
I want to also assure you that government is doing everything to
increase the welfare of Nigerian army,” the president said.




As the president addressed the troops, some soldiers staged protests
at the rear wing of the parade ground. They were, however, prevented
from entering the parade ground by military police.

Before the president’s arrival, security was beefed up in Maiduguri and environs.



Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima received the president at the Maiduguri International Airport around 11:30am.




BREAKING: Enough is Enough, i will end Boko Haram - Buhari says after visiting attacked soldiers in hospital



Buhari proceeded to the Palace of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar
Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi on a courtesy call, and later to the Command
Guest Inn, Baga Road, Maiduguri to flag off the Conference.



In his welcome address, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali said the
conference usually brings serving and retired commanders and other
security agencies to brainstorm on ongoing operations against terrorists
and other criminalities in the country.



He thanked President Buhari for giving enormous support to the
military to confront series of security challenges bedevilling some
parts of the country, especially North East and the Lake Chad region.



The minister also commended the service chiefs and other stakeholders
for their unrelenting efforts in the fight against Boko Haram and other
related security challenges in the country.
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