The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Ishiaka Amao have tasked troops to end terrorism in the North-East by next year.
Yahaya and Amao gave the task on Saturday at a joint Christmas Luncheon for the 91 wounded troops at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.
According to him, the troops should continue to work and actualise the mandate of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), which could restore peace in the Northeast by next year.
He said the Christmas celebration provides a unique memorable occasion to appreciate the sacrifices, loyalty and gallantry of troops in Operation Hadin Kai and other operations across the country.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari has remain committed to enhance the capacity of the troops through the provision of modern arms, vehicles and other fighting equipment.
The General assured that the massive delivery of heavy equipment in the threatre is a testimony of the President’s resolve to end Boko Haram insurgency.
While the 50 widows of fallen heroes were donated N10.5 million by Yahaya, Amao, Commander of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJF), Maj-Gen. Abdul Ibrahim and the Borno state government.
The 91 wounded troops that participated at the joint Christmas luncheon were given 20, 000 each by the Chief of Army Staff.