BEVERLY HILLS, November 07, (THEWILL) – The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai on Monday appealed to online newspapers in the country to support the relentless war of the Army against Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking at a one-day seminar on “Assessing the Threat of Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria” held in Abuja, he stated that the war against insurgency was to safeguard the sovereignty of the nation, hence there was need for support from the media, particularly the online media.
The Army Chief said it was unfair to smear the name of the military and other security agencies while they have put their lives on the line in defence of the country.
According to him, “We need the support of everybody, especially, the online media. There is no point smearing and maligning the Army and other security agencies when they have put their lives on the line.
“They should be patriotic and take this Boko Haram issue as their own. If you ridicule the Army today, you are ridiculing the nation as the Army is a national symbol.”
Buratai, who observed that some people in the society were collaborating with the insurgents, called on all Nigerians to support the ongoing war in order for the insurgents to be defeated.
He promised that “on our own part, we will make sure that the remnant of the insurgents are cleared”.