GOC Charges Troops To Sustain Focus On Ending Insurgency

The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 7 Division of the

Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, has charged troops to keep

their `eyes on the ball’ to wipe off remnants of the Boko Haram



Speaking while addressing officers and men of the division

shortly after he assumed office in the division on Saturday in

Maiduguri, Biu said that he would never relent until he cleaned up the northeast,

the epicenter of a decade-long insurgency that has taken a toll on

human lives and the economy of the area.


He noted that a lot had been achieved in the ongoing

counter-terrorism campaign by the Federal Government, urging troops to

put in more energy, zeal and determination to end the insurgency.


The acting GOC lauded the efforts of other security agencies for

complementing the efforts of the army in crushing the jihadists.


“From all I have heard and seen within the short period, our sister

security agencies have been doing a great job to win the peace, well



Biu said that his doors remained open to new ideas, advice and

strategies that would foster peace and unity in troubled areas.


He also pleaded with residents to double their support to security

agencies by reporting nefarious activities that could threaten peace.


“Fighting terrorism is a collective responsibility. I, therefore, urge

you not to relent. You should not be discouraged by the isolated

tactics of Boko Haram, causing havoc on soft targets,’’ Biu said.