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Troops fighting Boko Haram urged to maintain high spirit

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GOC 7 Div visits frontline troops, tasked them on alertness 

Jude Johnson 

The troops of sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole tasked with the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts against Boko Haram  have been charged to maintain high fighting spirit as well as be discipline at all times.

The Commander Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig-Gen. Uwem Bassey, gave the advice during an operational visit to troops in Arege and Metele from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 August 2018.

Bassey in a statement on Saturday by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu,  urged them to continue to be courageous and exhibit positive leadership qualities in order to wipe out the remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists in the Lake Chad region.

He further reminded the troops of the core values of the Nigerian Army which centres on commitment, self sacrifice and  will to put the country first whenever they are carrying out any task.

He stressed   that the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists requires persistence and optimism,  enjoining officers and soldiers of the Sector to play the role expected of them.

The Commander  also pointed out that this is not the time for troops to blame their circumstances on anybody or equipment, stressing that this is the time for everyone to take responsibility in wiping out the Insurgents.

He commended the troops for their resilience and selfless service, assuring them that the Chief of Army Staff will always attend to their welfare needs.

Bassey was accompanied by the Commander 7 Brigade Brigadier General Godwin Mutkut and Staff Officers of the Headquarters Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole

In a related development, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig-Gen. Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has on Saturday,  August 25, 2018 visited Gajigana, Forward Operation Base (FOB) of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State with a charge to the troops to maintain maximum alertness at all times.

Biu gave the charge during his operational visit to Gajigana where he addressed the troops after a tour of the FOB.

He also commended the troops for their commitment in combating the Boko Haram Terrorists, expressing delight on their state of readiness and high motivation. He therefore urged them not to drop their guards and remain vigilant  and resilience at all times.

He further stated that the Army was aware of their challenges and assured the troops of necessary support,  commending the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai in catering  for their welfare.

He charged them to ensure that the Boko Haram Terrorists are routed out from the Nigerian territory.

The GOC was accompanied on the visit by the Acting Commander 7 Division  Garrison Colonel Mike Alechenu, Commander 7 Division Supply and Transport Colonel Chima Okafor and Commander 7 Division Equipment Support Colonel Babatunde Olaya, among others.


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