The Nigerian Army Command has established a new Division in northern Borno as part of its strategic plans to boost military operations against terrorists, particularly in areas around the Lake Chad Basin.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai announced this on Wednesday, in Abuja while delivering a lecture titled: ‘Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives,’ at the National Defence College, Abuja.
“Emerging threats to the security of our nation which have been aggravated by the proliferation of armed groups have added to the task of the military in protecting the lives of Nigerians and the integrity of its territory.”
“The focus of the Nigerian Army today is to find lasting solutions to these contemporary threats posed by the activities of the armed groups and their allies.
“The Nigerian Army, therefore, remains poised to the extermination of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria; today, they can no longer hold any territory as it used to be in the past that is why they have resorted to the use of IEDs to hit soft targets.
“We have established the 8 division located in the northern part of Borno specifically to clear the area of the remaining terrorists elements while another division, 6 Division, will be established in the South-South,” he said.