The Nigerian Army will intensify its rescue operations in North East to free those abducted by the violent Islamist sect, Boko Haram, despite recent mounting calls for dialogue with the insurgents.
The position of the Army was made known by the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Buratai on Saturday while speaking with journalists in Kaduna after commissioning the Nigerian Army Officers Wife Association, NAOWA, Day Care, Nursery and primary school at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna
According to Buratai the military has rescued over 20,000 persons abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents, adding that the move by the Federal Government to negotiate with insurgents will not stop the military’s rescue operations.
The Army boss also solicited for anybody with useful information that could help the rescue operations to volunteer such to the military.
“We have so far rescued over 20000 abducted persons, and we are still rescuing more and we will continue to do that.
“We will continue to carry out our rescue operations, this rescue is ongoing, as far as the Army, and indeed the military is concerned, we will continue to play our own part.
“The negotiation is left for appropriate arm of government, but we are looking for any information to rescue anybody that is being held hostage,” he said.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews
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