Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Nobody will help you clear Boko Haram remnants, GOC tells troops

Commanding (GOC), 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Stevenson Olabanji has charged his troops that nobody would help them fight and clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists other than them.
He gave this charge, while addressing officers and soldiers at the Headquarters of 133 Special Forces Battalion Kangarwa in Northern Borno State, during a familiarization visit.
In a statement issued and signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division, Col Timothy Antigha, a copy of which was made available to the Inside Arewa in Abuja, on Monday, Brigadier General Olabanji further said that the Nigerian Army was the bastion of democracy and freedom in Nigeria, hence, their compatriots were currently deployed across other states of the federation dealing with one internal security challenge or another.
Brigadier General Olabanji added that their colleagues who were not in the North-East were similarly dealing with challenges of insecurity where they were.
“Therefore, no one will end Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, but the Nigerian soldiers. However, I assure troops who have overstayed in the operational area that they would soon be given the opportunity to go home during the ongoing rotation exercise,” he assured.
He commended the tenacity and courage of the troops in the face of a determined enemy and conveyed the appreciation and good wishes of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai to the troops.
He assured them that the leadership of the Nigerian Army is fully committed to their welfare and urged them to continue the relentless pursuit and routing of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be within 8 Task Force Division’s area of responsibility.

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