General Ibrahim Attahiru Gives Troops 48-Hours Ultimatum To Recover Marte And Others
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru has given 48 hours ultimatum to the troops of the Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, to clear Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, which was recently attacked and taken over by the Boko Haram sect.
He also directed the troops to clear Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte and Ngala LGAs in the state.
Attahiru gave the ultimatum on Sunday while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Super Camp 9, Dikwa.
He said: “regions around Marte, Chikingudu, Wulgo Kirenowa and Kirta need to be cleared inside the subsequent 48 hours.
“You should be rest assured of all assist you required in this very hard task.
“I even have simply spoken to the Theater Commander and the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, you must not permit this state down. Go returned and do the considered necessary and I can be proper behind you.
“You are aware about the current assault on Dikwa and Marte, you ought to now not allow this to show up again, go after them and clear those bastards,” Attahiru stated.
While appreciating the efforts of the troops inside the fight against Boko Haram, the COAS stated: “I am here to supply the greetings of Mr President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces, Muhammadu Buhari. I have spoken with your Commanders, we're going to offer you the system and weapons you need to quit this conflict.
“We also are going to cope with the issue of overstay in the theater. No more difficulty of overstay.”[NewsNaira]