The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, says the Nigerian military is winning the fight against insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country.
Irabor stated this on Tuesday at the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Delta Naval Base in Warri.
He said that the massive surrendering of the terrorists was an indication of success of the military in the battle.
The CDS gave the assurance that insurgency would soon be a thing of the past in the country.
“I am sure you know that truly we are winning the war. 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.
Speaking on the purpose of the visit, Irabor said that the visit was to enable him to see the troops as well as inspect all formations and units involved in ensuring peace and security in the Niger Delta region.
The defence chief commended the Commander, NN Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna and his officers for their focus and diligence.
“They know what is right and they are able to take proactive actions against any form of criminality in this area.
“I think that it is something to be applauded and I have encouraged them to sustain the tempo,” he said.
Irabor also visited the 3 battalion, Nigerian Army, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area .
The CDS also visited the surveillance base at the Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline located in Burutu Local Government Area of the state
He was accompanied on the visits by the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command, Rear Adm. Kennedy Egbuchulam, Commander, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), Rear Adm. Aminu Hassan among other officers. (NAN)