In order to boost military operations against insurgents, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the establishment of the Nigerian Army 8 and 6 Divisions to be located in the northern part of Borno and the South South region respectively.
Buratai, revealed this while delivering a lecture titled “Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives” at the National Defence College, Abuja.
However, he did not disclose the particular state of the South South where the division would be sited.
He said, “We have established the 8 Division located in the northern part of Borno, specifically to clear the area of the remaining terrorist elements, while another division, 6 Division, will be established in the South-South.
“Emerging threats to the security of our nation, which has been aggravated by the proliferation of armed groups, has added to the task of the military in protecting the lives of Nigerians and the integrity of its territory.
“The focus of the Nigerian Army, today, is to find lasting solutions to these contemporary threats posed by the activities of the armed groups and their allies.
“The Nigerian Army therefore remains poised to the extermination of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.
“Today, they can no longer hold any territory as it used to be in the past that is why they have resorted to the use of IEDs to hit soft targets,” he said.