The Chief of Army Staff has, Lt. Gen. Tukur Burutai, has is known for his dogged fight against insurgency in North East.
Granted, the Nigerian Army has secured most territories formerly controlled by BH, the sect still presents some level of threat to the Nigerian State.
Visiting a paramount Ruler in Jos, Burutai said, said “You can see that our efforts in the North-East has really paid off.
“You can recall that the incessant bombing of market places and different places of worships and populated areas has virtually stopped now.
“I can assure you and the people of Plateau State that they will never witness Boko Haram attacks like you witnessed in the past.
“For a long time now, we have not had any cases of that nature here on the Plateau.
“Not even in other parts of Nigeria.
“This is because of the efforts of the military in the North-East.
“The Nigerian Army has succeeded in rooting them (BH) from their camps in the North-East.
“We have been able to block these criminal elements from crossing down to these areas or building their camp anywhere in Nigeria.
“I want to assure you that we will remain resolute in the discharge of our duties.
“I want to particularly commend you on your role as the Gbong Gwom Jos, including all the moral support you gave us through wise counsel.
“We must acknowledge your support.
“Apart from you, I want to also acknowledge the cooperation of Plateau people to the Nigerian Army.
“It is a fact that we have received excellent cooperation and understanding especially towards the Nigerian Army operating in Plateau State.”
In response, the Gbong Gwom Jos, “The success of the Nigerian Army over Boko Haram did not come to me as a surprise.
“I know very well that the Nigerian Army historically has always distinguished itself wherever they have served.
“Today that particular history is still very much playing itself out,” the King said.
Security observers has however criticized comments saying sensitive issues regarding how the Army works should be kept under wraps.
Particularly, they cited Burutai’s divulging of Nigerian Army’s strategy of preventing BH moving southwards.