COAS visits frontline troops, commend them for dislodging terrorists

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja.

The Directorate of Army Public Relation says, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru has commended troops of Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE for their resilient, doggedness and commitment towards eliminating and dislodging the Boko Haram/ Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents in some parts of Borno state within the shortest possible time.

Director Army Public Relations,Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters on Sunday.

He said, Gen Attahiru gave commendation after the troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO launched onslaught against insurgents and dislodged them from their claves within the Timbuktu Triangle during the first phase of the Sector’s Area of Operational Responsibility.

According to him,the Army Boss while on his maiden familiarization visit to Sector 2 Headquarters in Damaturu the Yobe State capital,commended the troops for the job well done.

The Army Chief said,he has been briefed on the challenges confronting the troops in the Sector and assured them of his intervention as soon as possible.

“He commended the troops’ resilience, doggedness and professionalism exhibited since the beginning of Operations.

“He equally encouraged them not to relent but to build on the successes recorded so far.”

In his remarks, the Acting Commander Sector 2 Operation LIFAYA DOLE Brig Gen Adamu Nura while welcoming the Chief of Army Staff assured him that the Sector under his watch will continue to make necessary sacrifices for the betterment of our county and North Eastern Region in particular.

He reiterated that Sector 2 will continue to align with the COAS Vision and Command Philosophy.

The Chief of Army Staff was thereafter conducted round to inspect ongoing projects and construction of new barracks for 233 Battalion in Damaturu.

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