The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigerian Army to the defense of the territorial integrity of Nigeria as a nation.
General Buratai, who made the remark at a conference in Abuja, said the military is working tirelessly to overcome the challenges of insecurity as efforts remain in top gear to eliminate insurgents in the north east.
He challenged officers and men of the Nigerian Army to be loyal to the Federal Republic of Nigeria by upholding the constitution in its entirety.
This is coming barely 48 hours after the Nigerian Army announced the rescue of two hundred and seventy five persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists during a mop-up operation in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.
The troops of one hundred and fifty two Task Force Battalion in conjunction with troops of Sector one of Multinational Joint Task Force made the feat during a clearance operation in suspected hideouts of the dreaded terrorists.
The troops have continued with their clearance operations to other suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram sects in their areas of operations.