The Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) L-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, paid an operational visit to 21 Brigade in Bama, Borno State where he designated the Brigade as Special Forces Brigade.
Buratai in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, commended the Brigade for their exploits in several clearance and offensive operations against Boko Haram terrorists.
He also assured the Brigade of adequate logistics support to aid their operations.
He was received on arrival by the Acting Commander 21 Brigade, Colonel AG Nura. He later visited the Gun Boat Company of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at Alau Dam.
The COAS was accompanied on the visit by the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas, Principal Staff Officers from Army Headquarters and the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Bulama Biu.