President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri to declare open the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference holding in Borno State.
The COAS conference was originally scheduled to hold in Edo State, however, it was moved to Borno state, in the wake of the attack on three military bases in Metele by Boko Haram terrorists.
This is the first time the president will be gracing the quarterly chief of army staff conference since he assumed office.
The quarterly conference is used to review the army’s activities, including operations and exercises with a view to improving on them.
The president is also expected to use the occasion to address troops on the frontline in the North East and assured the people of the region of his administration’s determination to prosecute the counterinsurgency battle to a logical conclusion.
The president’s visit is being interpreted as a morale booster for officers and soldiers in the aftermath of killing of a number of soldiers at Metele in Northern Borno, by the Boko Haram terrorists group.