The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, a lieutenant general, has assured that more territories currently under the Boko Haram sect would soon be captured and the war against terror won.
He also disclosed that the successes recorded by the military in the last few days were as a result of joint operations between Nigerian forces and their Cameroon, Chad and Niger counterparts.
Mr. Minimah said this at the opening of a five-day seminar for the operational level officers of the Nigerian Army by the British Military Advisory and Training Team held at Jaji Military Cantonment, Tuesday in Kaduna.
“At the end of the seminar, the Nigerian Army is expected to generate more capacity to gain more, recover more territories and it will help our army to perform better and be more professional,” he said.
“It is gratifying to note that our drive in retraining in conjunction with the valued partnership is beginning to yield greater results. The ongoing counter-terrorists campaign in the North-East coupled with the awakening of Cameroon, Chad and Niger forces has boosted our successes leading to the liberation of more communities hitherto under siege of Boko Haram terrorists.”
He, however, expressed optimism that the seminar would further strengthen the longstanding partnership between the Nigerian and British armies.
The leader of the British Military Advisory and Training Team, Jonny Bourne, a brigadier general, said the world was currently facing a new wave of security challenges, therefore, the earlier the armies of nations around the world begin to learn from one another, the better.
Mr. Bourne, who is also the commander, British 7th Infantry Brigade, however, expressed optimism that at the end of the seminar, valuable ideas would be generated to tackle the security threats around the world and Nigeria in particular.