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Buratai admits mixed results in war against Boko Haram, cattle rustling

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday admitted that the efforts by the Nigerian military to tackle Boko Haram, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the North-Central and North-West of the country, has yielded mixed results.

Buratai stated this in a statement, to felicitate with soldiers and their families, on the occasion of 2018 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

He promised to address the situation and strategise on how to effectively deal with insecurity in the two regions.

According to him: “The achievements recorded by the army in the various activities conducted in the last few months are worthy of mention.

“These activities include the successful conduct of Operation Deep Punch II, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Exercise Cat Race) and Operation Last Hold, which is ongoing and the hosting of the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja to mention but a few. Furthermore, we have effectively tackled the Boko Haram insurgency.

“However, in the areas of kidnapping, cattle rustling in the North-central and North-western regions, we are re-strategising to decisively deal with the situation.”

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