WARRI – The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has said that the Nigeria military is winning the war against Insurgency as evident in the massive surrender of terrorists in the Northeast .
The CDS, said this at the Warri Naval Base of the Nigeria Navy (NNS) Delta, shortly after an operational visit to a surveillance base at the Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline in Burutu council area of Delta state, Tuesday.
The Trans Forcados pipeline is a major oil trunk line in the Niger Delta.
He was accompanied by the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Kennedy Egbuchulam; Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), Rear Admiral Aminu Hassan; Commander NNS Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna among other officers.
“I’m sure you know that truly we are winning the war. Why? The pressures that you talked about compared to the past, are not as much.
“And more so, you have seen reports of massive surrender of Boko Haram terrorists among other things, so that’s an indication that we are winning the war.
“In no distant time, we will see the totality of the end of such kind of criminality in that part of the country”.Irabor ,said.
According to the CDS, the visit included seeing the troops and inspection of all formations and units involved in ensuring peace and security in the Niger Delta region.
Commending the Commander NNS Delta and his troops for being “focused” in the activities so far undertaken, Irabor said “they know what is right and then, they are able to take proactive actions that have deterred any form of criminality in this area.
The CDS who had also earlier inspected the quarter guard at the Warri Naval Base said,
“I think that it is something to be applauded and I have encouraged them to sustain the tempo”.