Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, has transferred to the North-East to oversee and direct Nigerian Army troops in the counter-insurgency fight against militants from Boko Haram and the West African Province of Islamic State.
The army said late Friday that in other parts of the country, Buratai will also oversee other military operations.
According to a release from Army Headquarters, Abuja, Buratai on Friday was addressing Special Super Camp troops, Ngamdu in Borno State’s Kaga Local Government Area, where he said he would stay with them to fight the terrorists.
He said the army, “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.