A T72 AV tank of the Nigerian Army at Konduga.
26 October, 2015
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday said a new Task Force Brigade in the restive northeast town of Benesheik in Borno State was strategically established to end insurgency. Buratai made the remarks while addressing soldiers deployed to the new brigade in Beneshiek and Ngamdu.
This location is very important and strategic, he said, noting that the new Task Force has great impact toward defeating the Boko Haram group.
“You are better trained and equipped than the criminals and you have to be professional and responsive,” he added.”You should have no excuse not to be on patrol, ambush or raid operations,” he said.
The army chief assured the troops that government would provide them with all the necessary kits and equipment to facilitate their success to end insurgency. Buratai charged the soldiers to apply tactics, battle procedure and fire discipline.
He assured the civil population that the army would maintain high standard of professionalism in the course of its duties.