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Buratai assures troops of technical support to defeat terrorism

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has assured troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions in Mallam Fatori of his continuous support in providing them with Logistical and technical supplies to totally defeat terrorism in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Director Public Relations, 7 Division Nigerian Army/Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Col. Ado Isa in a statement on Friday.

According to the statement, the Theatre Commander (TC), Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Benson Akinroluyo conveyed the message to the troops while on Operational visit to the Battalions’ locations in Mallam Fatori axis in Northern Borno along the fringes of Lake Chad on Thursday.

Akinroluyo charged the troops to remain dogged and increase the momentum in the fight against terrorism and insurgency through sustained proactive, offensive clearance operations to ensure that the remaining terrorists are completely crushed and flushed out of the North East Zone.

Isa explained that the visit is in line with the Chief of Army Staff directive for Commanders to regularly visit troops deployed at the front lines, appreciate and encourage them to do more.

He said it was also an opportunity to assess troops’ wellbeing, operational readiness and to have first hand information on the security situation in the general area of operation.

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