The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Nigerian Army will sustain the tempo of the ongoing fight against insurgency in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country.
He gave the assurance on Wednesday when he visited the Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha, in his palace.
Buratai said that the visit was part of his operational visits to the theatres of Operation Lafiya Dole to encourage the troops.
According to him, the Nigerian Army is very much alive to its responsibilities and will continue to do its best to end terrorism and other security challenges facing the country.
While commiserating with the people of the emirate council over the recent attacks by insurgents on some communities, Buratai said that the military had taken appropriate steps to address the menace.
He commended the emirate for its support to the troops and urged the people to sustain the support.
Responding, the Emir praised the COAS and the Nigerian Army for the numerous developmental projects being executed in the emirate.
The Birma of Biu, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu, who spoke on behalf of the emir, particularly noted that the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu had created a lot of employment opportunities for the youth.
The emir said that the emirate would continue to support Army in prayers.
“We do appreciate your kind gesture to our society and we remain grateful to you; please be rest assured that we would continue to pray for you,” he said.