Posted on Tue 15 Jan 2019, 11:57 AM

The former military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babangida has stated that for the Nigerian Army to defeat Boko Haram, it has to fortify its combat strength and also develop a new strategy in the fight against insurgency.

In a statement released on Monday, he also saluted the Nigerian Army on the celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. He said:
 

"As we prepare to celebrate this year’s Remembrance Day, we should not be oblivious of the fact that our military is presently faced with horrific challenges in the crucial counter-insurgency war and activities of other blood-thirsty armed groups.

“To say the least, these ugly circumstances are not only heart-rending but unacceptable. We, therefore, seek to consolidate our gains and also fortify our combat strength.

 "Let me also commend our armed forces for their resilience over the years in maintaining peace in Nigeria, United Nations Missions, African Union and regional interventions.

“While identifying with the officers and men of the Nigerian armed forces on the momentous occasion of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, I wish all Nigerians happy new year.”

 

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