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Canada lauds Nigerian military exploits against Boko Haram insurgency

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Jude Johnson 

The Canadian government has commended the Nigerian Military for the successes so far recorded in the fight against Boko Haram terrorism and Insurgency in parts of the country.


The Canadian Minister of International Development and la Francophonie, Ms. Marie-Claude Bibeau, made the commendation at the Headquarters 21 Brigade Nigerian Army in Bama, Borno State on Thursday,  when she led a special Canadian government delegation on a visit to Bama.


Bibeau also lauded the troops for the continuous support to the Humanitarians agencies while rendering their services to the vulnerable in Borno State and the North East in general.


The Minister who was accompanied by the Canadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Christopher Thornley expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the military and the various Humanitarian agencies rendering their assistance in Bama. She however pledged her government continuous support towards ameliorating the plights of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bama Camp.

Responding, the Commander 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Garba Busala Audu expressed happiness and thanked the team for the visit stressing that the Military will continue to sustain the tempo of the successes so far recorded and provide the necessary support to the Humanitarians agencies rendering their services in Bama.


According to the Assistant Director 21 Brigade Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Chinonso Polycarp Oteh, the highlights of the visit include: presentation of souvenir, group photograph and visit to the Internally Displaced Persons Camp.


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