Farouk Yahaya, the new Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) has been told to continue dreaming about his recent proclamation that the Nigerian Army under him will win all its battles.
In a statement by Mohammed Yerima, spokesman of the Army on Monday, the COAS boasted that under his leadership, the military will win all its battles.
“On his mission, the COAS said he will command the NA to win all land battles in defence of the territorial integrity of Nigeria, protect her national interests and accomplish assigned tasks in aid of civil authority among other responsibilities,” Mr Yerima quoted his boss as saying while addressing the leadership of the Army in Abuja.
Disagreeing with the new COAS assertion is Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) who urged the army boss to continue in his dream.
The secessionist leader who made the remarks on Twitter Tuesday afternoon said even armies of advanced countries have never achieved such a feat and Yahaya won’t be an exception.
Mr Kanu, who escaped being murdered by personnel of the army when the military stormed his Afaraukwu residence in Abia in 2017, also described the comment of the army chief as a silly talk.
“This is the sort of silly talk that can only come from a quota General of a #Zoo army,” the IPOB official said. “From recorded History, no Army won ALL its battles, not even the mighty armies like Roman, Soviet & American. Dream on.”
In the South-East and South-South geo-political zones, killing of security personnel and razing down of their facilities has been on the rise with operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) formed by IPOB fingered.
The group has denied the repeated claims of the police, saying they are only chasing out violent herdsmen residing across forest reserves in the former eastern region.