Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North-East to oversee and coordinate troops of the Nigerian Army in the counter-insurgency war against the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province terrorists.

The army said late on Friday that Buratai would also oversee other army operations in other parts of the country.

According to a release from the Army Headquarters, Abuja, Buratai on Friday addressed troops of the Special Super Camp, Ngamdu in the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State, where he said he would remain with them to combat the terrorists.

The army said, “The Chief of Army Staff has relocated fully to the North-East where he is overseeing and directing the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country.

“The army wishes to reassure Nigerians that it is highly committed to protecting law abiding citizens and defending our territorial integrity.