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No going back tracking down terrorists, bandits, other criminals — DHQ

Chief of Defence Staff Maj-Gen Leo Lucky Irabor

The Defence Headquarters, on Thursday said troops of the armed forces would not back down on  resolve to neutralize all terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the six geo-political zones.

It also stressed that combined efforts of the military and other security agencies had demonstrated that troops are ready to lay down their lives to protect Nigeria.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, stated this in Abuja on Thursday when he briefed newsmen on the ongoing operations across the country.

He insisted that despite enormous challenges being faced in the war zones, the military would ensure current security challenges bedevilling the country are tamed and peace is restored to all troubled zones.

“We will continue to sustain the offensive posture and will not relent until peace is restored to every troubled zone in Nigeria. The general public is also assured of our commitment to protect our economic assets anywhere,” Onyeuko said.

He added the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs had in the last few months conducted several operational visits to various theatres of operation, interacted with commanders, troops and other stakeholders – a development that has boosted troops’ morale.