The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has averred that the end of insecurity in the country, particularly in the North East, is near, as the country gets more military personnel.
Buratai said this on Monday in Bauchi State at the graduation of another set of personnel in the School of Armoured Corps.
He urged the newly commissioned officers to be committed to the fight against insurgency, saying: “When you’re deployed to the field, you must be decisive. We must deal with them.
“When you combine fire power, mobility and shock action, the adversary has no option than to be hurt and be dealt with, urgently. We must give them shock and hurt.”
The army chief commended troops of Operation Lafiya Dole for their “tremendous efforts to combat terrorism in the North East.”
Ijaw News had earlier reported the commencement of Operation Crocodile Smile as part of veiled efforts believed to be geared towards quelling the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
The army in a statement issued on Saturday by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa said the operation will tackle cyber warfare and insurgency in the country, particularly in the North-East, where Boko Haram insurgents have caused massive destruction.