In a recent address to the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, Chief of Defence Staff Christopher Musa emphasized the imperative of actively seeking out and eliminating Boko Haram terrorists. He asserted that a soldier’s duty is not fulfilled until they have successfully neutralized these insurgents.
During his visit to the Maimalari cantonment in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state on October 11, the CDS urged the troops to proactively engage the enemy, stating, “It is not sufficient to merely be present in the theatre of operations. Each soldier must actively seek out Boko Haram terrorists and ensure their elimination. Failure to do so renders one’s mission incomplete. To achieve our objective of eradicating this menace, we must relentlessly pursue them, rather than waiting for them to attack us. Let us be the hunters, not the hunted. Seek them out, engage them, and neutralize them.”
Chief of Defence Staff Musa emphasized the importance of proactive measures in countering terrorism, urging the troops to refrain from a defensive stance. He added, “We must not only repel their attacks, but actively search for and eliminate them. There is no room for complacency in this fight. We must relentlessly pursue these terrorists until they are completely eradicated from our country.”
By instilling a sense of urgency and determination in the troops, Chief of Defence Staff Musa’s address serves as a rallying call to action. With a focus on proactive engagement and a commitment to the ultimate goal of eradicating Boko Haram, the Nigerian Army’s Operation Hadin Kai aims to bring an end to the reign of terror inflicted by this extremist group.