We will tame Boko Haram, restore peace to North East, says Army Chief

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We will tame Boko Haram, restore peace to North East, says Army Chief | The Guardian Nigeria

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Saturday said the Nigerian Army would tame the Boko Haram terrorists and restore peace to the North East region of the country.

The Army Chief made the commitment at the passing out parade of Direct Short Service Commission Course 22/2015, held at the Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State.

He said that the insurgents “have been seriously degraded”, and pledged that the army would not relent until it ensures peace and stability in the region.

Minimah challenged the new officers to be prepared to join the war“ to crush those bigoted miscreants.”

“You are aware of our current national security challenges, particularly in the North Eastern part of the country.

“As we continue to make progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency, you will be joining the rank of officers and men who have demonstrated tremendous gallantry and valour in defence of our fatherland against the terrorists.

“Therefore, you must be ready to contribute your quota towards taming these bandits.

“You will be leading men who have firmly resolved that “Never Again” will a band of bigoted miscreants be allowed to unleash havoc on our country and its citizens,“ he said.

The army chief commended the resilience and sacrifice of soldiers in the field, saying they have demonstrated uncommon courage in the fight against the insurgents.

Minimah urged the officers to be patriotic and committed to the nation, adding that the Army would demand nothing short of the very best from them.

“We operate zero tolerance for misconduct and cowardice, you must eschew any behaviour that could tarnish your honour and diginity as commissioned officers.”

The army chief commended the school for the quality training it offered the cadets, and advised the management and instructors to remain focused on their job.
 
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Why ''tame'',why not ''destroy''?
 
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Good luck to them. I see this is as just pure political BS talk, in reality the situation is looking very worrying and I don't see the Nigerian army gaining an upper hand anytime soon.
 
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I also say good luck to the Nigerian Army, hoping that they can control the mischief of Boko Haram. In one thread, it says that Boko Haram is in connivance with ISIS so they start killing Christians. Those rebels are fighting for a cause but a wrong cause because they are killing innocent people. Let's pray for the success of the Nigerian army.
 
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Why ''tame'',why not ''destroy''?

Since it's ideology, so it can't be destroyed. Unless you want to eliminate half of the Nigerians, then it will be a different story .:D (Muslims represent 50% of the Nigerian population)
 
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Since it's ideology, so it can't be destroyed. Unless you want to eliminate half of the Nigerians, then it will be a different story .:D (Muslims represent 50% of the Nigerian population)
So by your logic,all Nigerian Muslims(87+ million) are Boko Haram?(*_-)
 
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You can not tame a group of people that are on a jihad because they believe it will please their god. I hope he is able to do some food in reducing the death and destruction going on in Northern Nigeria, but I don't think Boko Haram can be tamed. They will fight to the death because of their beliefs.
 
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This is not going to be an easy task as this group has access to guns and support from people who are helping them out and only by fighting them to the end will eliminate them and capturing them, will not be good as the group who is free will target the innocents and cause riots. I hope the army chief uses the right weapons and does not go alone as this rebel group is known to fight to the death and does not show mercy to anyone, and want a Muslim state only and that will mean killing the ones who are not in the Muslim faith. The Nigerian army may be able to fight back, but to win the war will need outside help like the United States of America which will be able to eliminate the rebels, and cause fear among them which may cause them to run away.