Chief of Military Employees Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has urged troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole to be prepared to finish the Boko Haram insurgency.
The COAS spoke on Sunday on the Sector II Headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole in Damaturu as a part of his operational go to to the Northeast.
He mentioned he was pleased with the success the troops had recorded with the Operation Tura Takaibango, including that his go to was to inspire the troopers.
“We have now come to Yobe State to the sector headquarters to fulfill you, to get to know you and also you get to know us as properly. I’m bringing a really particular greetings from the President and Commander-in-Chief. He’s totally briefed and conscious of how and what you might be doing.
“I personally as a Chief of Military Employees, I’m right here to take cognisance and word of the challenges you’ve and be sure that they’re addressed to make sure you have the best degree of morale to have the ability to do your job and do it proudly as Nigerian Troopers. I’m very happy, your Commanders have advised me what you’ve executed collectively as a part of ‘Operation Tura Takai Bango’, how you’ve pushed the Boko Haram Insurgents. We’re so pleased with you and I imagine within the second part of that operation you’ll do extra.
“So, I’m certain you go on the market and push them so onerous and produce this whole insurgency to an finish. All of your challenges are famous and I’ll handle all the issues, properly executed,” he mentioned.
Gen. Attahiru advised reporters he was dedicated to addressing the challenges of the troop, noting that he has taken copious notes of the challenges and they are going to be addressed in a really brief time.
The COAS inspected the continuing development of the 233 Battalion Barack, which was awarded about 4 years in the past.
He expressed satisfaction on the velocity of the work and promised that work on the barrack will quickly be accomplished to allow troopers to get first rate lodging.
4 members of the civilian Joint Activity Pressure, together with two of their leaders and a few ISWAP members, had been killed throughout an ambush on troopers in Gudumbali, a village within the Kukawa Native Authorities Space of Borno State.
Sources who spoke to Channels Tv mentioned the navy additionally recorded some casualties within the assault, however it’s nonetheless not clear what number of troopers had been affected because the navy authorities are but to substantiate.
The navy convoy was on ten gun vehicles and on a patrol round Kauwa village heading in direction of Kukawa after they had been ambushed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
In keeping with sources, the ambush, which left scores injured, occurred on Friday. Though it’s unclear what number of troops had been killed, AFP reported that no fewer than 15 troopers and 4 militia fighters within the state misplaced their lives.
The assault was the most recent in a jihadist battle, which has killed 36,000 individuals and displaced lots of of 1000’s in northeast Nigeria because it started greater than a decade in the past.
“We misplaced 15 troopers and 4 civilian JTF (militia) within the terrorists’ ambush within the forest close to Gudumbali,” the supply was quoted as saying.