The new Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has assured the country that the military will bring the Boko Haram insurgency in the country to an end by April this year.
He said it was mandatory for the military to eliminate the menace of Boko Haram in the next four months in order to avert a constitutional problem in the polity.
Badeh gave the assurance while taking over as the new Chief of Defence Staff from his predecessor, Admiral Ola Ibrahim, in Abuja on Monday.
He said it was not the plan of the current Defence chiefs to go to the Senate to lobby for confirmation.
The CDS said it was possible to bring the insurgency in the North East to an end if the military approached its security responsibilities cohesively.