The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya has insisted that the military was winning the war against insurgents, citing a recent Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report that commended the country’s efforts.
Yahaya gave the assurances in Lagos after unveiling the solar and electricity borehole, street lights built at Isale Eko community by the Army Corps of Engineers to enhance civil-military relations.
He said security agencies have recorded several successes in the war with obvious results despite isolated attacks by insurgents, adding that appreciable milestones were also recorded in the fight against banditry and kidnapping.
He urged the people to continue to support the armed forces as eradicating the scourge completely would take time.
Yahaya said: “In other aspects of banditry and kidnapping we are achieving successes both in the North West, North East and North Central and across all tiers even in the South East where we are confronting secessionists.
“We have achieved a lot of results. Like I said, it is not as if there are no isolated incidents here and there; but those also we are tackling with the support and commitment of the president and the synergy between the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Airforce, other security agencies and stakeholders. We won’t let the country down.”