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.