New Defence Chief Vows to Wipe Out Boko Haram By AprilFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja
The new Chief of Defence Staff in Nigeria, Air Marshall Alex Badeh, has promised to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of Nigeria by April.
Speaking at the handover ceremony at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, Air Marshall Badeh ordered the new Service Chiefs to end the activities of the sect within three months.
“The security situation in the north-east must be brought to a stop by April so that we do not have constitutional problems on our hands. If we do our work cohesively, I can tell you, we will finish that thing in no time,” Air Marshall Badeh boasted.
He warned the militants in the north that the military would come after them no matter where they are hiding.
During the ceremony, the outgoing Chief of Defence Staff, Rtd Admiral Ola Ibrahim, performed his last official function, inspecting a guard of honour. He urged his successor, Air Marshall Badeh to ensure that the activities of the force help deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
Apart from receiving the mantles of leadership, each of the new Service Chiefs is expected to be decorated with new ranks by President Goodluck Jonathan as soon as National Assembly confirms their appointment.
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