We’ve re­strate­gised for Boko Haram – CDS

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

Chief of De­fence Staff, Gen­eral Abay­omi Olonisakin, yesterday said the Nige­rian mil­i­tary had re-strate­gized to dis­lodge Boko Haram.

Speak­ing dur­ing an as­sess­ment tour of mil­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties and com­bat readi­ness in Port Har­court, Olonisakin con­doled with fam­i­lies of vic­tims of yesterday’s bomb blast in Da­maturu, Yobe State, adding that the armed forces had mapped out strate­gies to check Boko Haram oper­a­tions.

“We sym­pa­thise with fam­i­lies who lost their loved ones in that in­ci­dent, and the mil­i­tary will check such oc­cur­rences” he said.

Gen­eral Olonisakin, who was ac­com­pa­nied by the Chief of Air Staff Air Mar­shal Sadique Abubakar and other se­cu­rity chiefs, said the mil­i­tary had been work­ing hard to en­sure that the De­cem­ber dead­line set by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari to erad­i­cate ter­ror­ism was achieved.

The en­tourage as­sessed war planes at the 97 Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Group of the Nige­rian Air Force, Port Har­court and a joint pa­rade by of­fi­cers and men of the Nige­rian Army, Air Force and Navy at the Air Force Base.

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Com­man­der Op­er­a­tion Polo Shield in the Niger Delta, Maj.-Gen Alani Okun­lola (left) and Chief of De­fence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, dur­ing the CDS’ op­er­a­tional tour of mil­i­tary for­ma­tions in Port Har­court yesterday.

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