The deployment of flying drones and foreign fighters against the Nigerian Army by Boko Haram has affected the dynamics of the counter-insurgency operations in Nigerian’s North – east, the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has revealed.
According to Channels tv.com report, Buratai was said to have observed that the renewed attacks by the terrorists over the last three months have forced the Nigerian military to review its counter-insurgency operations in the North-east
“Since 2015, the Nigerian Army in conjunction with sister services and other security agencies have systematically degraded the capabilities and capacity of Boko Haram terrorists and many successes were achieved.
“However, in the last 2 – 3 months, we have noticed daring moves by the terrorists, increased use of drones against our defensive positions and infusion of foreign fighters in their ranks. These potent threats require us to continually review our operations,” he said.
In the statement signed on behalf by Buratai by Brigadier General for Chief of Army Staff, Sani Kukasheka Usman said on account of these incidents, the Conference had to be moved from Benin City to Maiduguri.
He also assured that the Nigerian Army will work in conjunction with other security agencies to provide a secure environment for peace and unity in Nigeria.