Ibrahim Uba Yusuf
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army Brig-Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu, has in continuation of his visits to troops within Headquarters 3 Division Tactical (Sector 2) deployed in the frontline of Operation Lafiya Dole against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, charged them on discipline and commitment.
Ahanotu in a statement on Thursday by the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations (DDAPR), Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, visited troops of 29 Task Force Brigade deployed in Borgozo, Alagarno and Mauli respectively on Wednesday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 57th lndependence Anniversary Celebration.
In his address to troops, the GOC charged them to remain disciplined and dedicated in defending the nation’s territorial integrity.
He expressed satisfaction with the troops’ operational achievements and urged them not to lose their guards.
He stated that, “it is not over until is over.” He acknowledged the problems and challenges the troops we’re posed with and went on to remind them of their constitutional responsibility of defending and protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.
According to Ahanotu, the need to continue to remain disciplined and committed in the discharge of their constitutional roles.
The Commanding Officer assured them that the remnants of Boko Haram would soon be smoked out of from their hide out of the Division’s Area of Responsibility.
Ahanotu had earlier on arrival received and escorted from Benishek to Borgozo by Commander 29 Task Force Brigade Brig Gen KI Muktar before proceeding to 156 Task Force Battalion Alagarno and 154 Task Force Battalion Mauli where he was briefed and conducted round troops deployment by the Acting Commanding Officer 156 Task Force Bn, Maj AA Johnson.
The GOC had earlier visited troops of 27 Task Force Brigade deployed at Buni Yadi, Azare, Kamuya, Gonori and 233 Bn following AHQ directive that Commanders should Celebrate 57 lndependence Anniversary with frontline troops.