'Biafra Won’t Be Achieved In My Lifetime' - Buratai
Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has asked agitators of Biafra Independence to forget it.
Speaking in Abuja after receiving an award conferred on him by a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs), Buratai said the army will not condone any act that could lead to the disintegration of the country.
He also promised that insurgency would soon be a thing of the past.
“Those individuals and groups that are bent on destablising our country I think they have to wait till may be the next three or four millennia for them to do that. That is, may be the next generation of officers and men will allow them at all,” he said.
“Having been given the millennium hero award, I want to call on all the agitators for separation and other acts of destabilisation, they better forget it, not in this era, not in this millennium.
“I want to say that we would continue to do our best to maintain security atmosphere that is needed as provided for in the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria. We have been tasked to defend our country.
“We have taken a number of measures to ensure that the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists who are on the run are finally cleared, many have surrendered, many of them have been captured," he said.
The Biafra agitators including IPOB and MASSOB are yet to react to the comments by the army chief.