Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has urged troops to advance into forests and wipe out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
Buratai gave the charge on Tuesday in Bama, after he decorated two officers and 63 soldiers for their exceptional performances.
“You must take this fight to their hideouts. You must go further, that should be the next stage,” he said.
“I won’t accept a situation where our troops are being unnecessarily killed or innocent civilians are ambushed on the highways or in some other areas.
“The remnants (of terrorists) that are roaming in the bushes and forest must be followed through. They must be identified and cleared. Don’t rest on your oars. We still have little to accomplish. You have done the greater part.
“We are moving to the end of this operation, but there are still more tasks to be accomplished. It requires perseverance and discipline, so, let us work harder and clear these criminals.”
The army chief urged the troops to replicate the feat achieved by the awardees and assured them of their welfare.