By Emmanuel Daudu/Abuja-Nigeria
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai has announced the extension of Exercise Sahel Sanity period to December, 2020 to ensure bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other sundry criminals are totally Defeated.
The COAS made the announcement during a special media chat at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina State.
He explained that, considering the progress and achievements recorded by the troops of Exercise Sahel Sanity from 6th July, 2020 to date the Nigerian Army has expanded its area of responsibility beyond northwest to include north central as well as reinforcement and regrouping of troops to deal with the criminals ruthlessly.
Lt. Gen. Buratai noted that, the Nigerian Army is getting more equipments and personnel hence the need for troops to intensify onslaught against the bandits and their accomplices.
Buratai who gave his general assessment on the Exercise Sahel Sanity explained that, he is highly impressed with the dedication, commitment, determination and professionalism of the troops of Exercise Sahel Sanity in the quest to restore normalcy in the Northwest. He also charged them to maintain the tempo. Saying the troops are operating with full compliance within their constitutional responsibility.
Buratai commended the media for their support and cooperation to the Military in disseminating its activities to the general public and urged members of the General public not to shield any criminal as the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other security agencies are working assiduously to end all forms of criminality in the region and the country at large.