Military Are Better Armed Than Boko Haram – Minimah

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Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah has denied allegations that Boko Haram are better armed than the Nigerian military in the North East of the country.

According to Channels TV, the Chief of Army staff made this known at weekend after visiting the 60 injured soldiers and officers at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.

Minimah insisted that the Nigerian army had sophisticated weapons and manpower to fight and win the battle with insurgency in the country.

It would be recalled that 57 soldiers and 3 officers sustained injuries during the mission called “Operation Zaman Lafia”, carried out in Borno State.

The victims were shot by Boko Haram militants and rushed ti Kaduna hospital for treatment.

The Minister of Defence praised the military for courage and presented the soldiers still tied to the hospital beds with medals.

It is worth mentioning that thousands of Nigerian soldiers every day subject their life to danger as they fight with Boko Haram insurgents who have recently employed the tactics of seizing new territories and declaring Islamic Caliphate in them.

It would be recalled that some days ago Nigeria Air Force’s Alpha Jet, used in the routine operation in Borno State, went missing.

The officials have been unable to establish contact with the staff since. Residents of Gombi LGA, Adamawa State, had previously narrated that they had the low-flying aircraft close to Gabun primary school before it might have crashed.

However, yesterday, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, stated they “have an idea of where missing jet could be” and expressed hope to find the staff  alive soon.

Culled from: http://www.naij.com/290995-nigerian-military-better-armed-boko-haram-minimah.html

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