Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Yusuf Buratai, on Sunday, said the Boko Haram insurgent has been defeated by troops in the northeast.
Buratai made the declaration at a special service to commemorate the 2018 armed forces remembrance day at St Bartholomew’s Military Church, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State.
Buratai, represented by major-general David Ahmadu, Chief of Training and operations, Army Headquarters, disclosed that the military has won the war against insurgency.
He said the military has recorded successes in the intensified offensive, routed and defeated the insurgents, adding that the military was committed to the restoration of peace to the region.
Buratai decried the insurgents’ recruitment of the teeming unemployed youths that lacked morality and were illiterates in their fight.
The chief of Army Staff admonished parents to ensure proper moral upbringing of their wards to protect them from being used by bad elements to foment troubles and disrupt peace in the society.
While commending President Muhamadu Buhari over his support to the military, the Chief of Army Staff tasked commanders to ensure effective utilization of equipment and logistics provided to facilitate successful completion of the counter-insurgency campaign.