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Friday 12 June 2015

Army Staff, Lieutenant General KTJ Minimah visits troops in frontline

Following the relocation of the Command and Control Cantre of the Army High Command to Maiduguri, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General KTJ Minimah has paid an operational and morale boosting visit to troops in the frontline fighting war against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno and Adamawa States.
The visit coincided with the recovery of a T-55 Battle Tank, 2 Armoured Personnel Carriers, various calibres of arms and ammunition from the sect.
In Pulka, the Commander, 7 DSG, Lieutenant ColonelUmar Faruq Abubakar and the Commanding Off21 SF Battalion, LieutenantColonel Murtala Danjuma Abdulsalam briefed him on their respective commands.
According to a statement from the epicenter of thebattle, signed by Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public relations, theCOAS commended troops for their performances.
He thereafter addressed the troops telling them thathe came to thank and commend them for their valour, courage and bravery, whichturned the tide against the Boko Haram terrorists and their accomplishmentsthus far.
The COAS informed the troops that the President andindeed the whole nation are proud of them and reiterated his determined effortto continue to support and encourage them while enjoining them to maintain themomentum.
General Minimah also urged the gallant soldiers to be more dedicated, disciplined, professional and continue with the same zealand determination till attainment of the set objective of locating anddestroying Boko Haram camps and enclaves.
The exploits of these troops are recapturing most Boko Haram terrorist held territories such as Pulkaand Gwoza, they were able to destroy quite a number of the terrorists camps inKirawa and Kinene, as well as their workshops, training camps and arms stores,weapons and equipment, the statement said.
At the headquarters of 26 Task Force Brigade Gwoza,the COAS was received and briefed by the Brigade Commander, Colonel Irenuma Irabor who was accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Chidozie Amoha, Garrison Commander of 26 Task Force Brigade.

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