The Nigerian Army has urged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the North East.
The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, gave the charge during his operational visit to assess the combat readiness of troops of 82 Task Force Battalion in Ngwoshe, Gwoza local government area of Borno State.
In a statement by the director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, General Abdulamalik commended the troops for their sacrifices in the defence of the country against insurgency.
“We must continue to put in our best to consolidate on the efforts of our heroes and ensure that we win the fight against the Boko Haram Terrorists with God guiding us”, he said.
He advised the troops to be more decisive in their approach in confronting the terrorists and urged them to work in synergy with other security agencies.
General Abdulmalik assured the troops that their welfare would receive all necessary support it requires from the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
He further urged them to be confident, professional and work assiduously towards ending the insurgency and other sundry crimes in the North East.
The GOC who was accompanied by the commander, 47 Engineer Brigade, Brig-Gen Ignatius Nwogu, and other principal staff officers , visited troops locations at Banki Junction, Firgi Pulka, Gwoza and Yamteke in Gwoza local government area of Borno State.
He interacted with members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and hunters at the various locations visited. He also sympathised with Hajiya Mohammed, the wife of a member of Civilian Joint Task Force who lost his life while on a joint operation with troops.