|Maj. Gen Olukolade|
“And Bita any moment from now the operation there will be completed,” he said. “So you see that the advance is still continuing and the tempo of the mission is high and we are really in the final phase of the mission,” Olukolade said.
He said the tour was to further confirm that life was returning to normalcy after the entry of troops.
Olukolade said the stabilisation of the environment was ongoing as well as ensuring that the military kept to the slogan of “never again that the Nigerian military tolerate this kind of situation.”
Olukolade noted that what was left to be captured by the troops was minimal.
He said the task force had helped against the previous situation where the Nigerian Armed Forces swept them off and only for them to regroup in other places.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has disclosed that the era of military rule is gone and the military will continue to respect democratic institutions.
Also speaking, a member of the Peace Committee, and former Foreign Affairs Minister, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, commended the military for exhibiting maturity and professionalism during the last presidential and National Assembly elections on March 28, 2015.