- Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has sent a message of commendation to troops who defeated Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu, Yobe
- The Nigerian Army boss charged the troops to remain professional and responsive, so as to effectively deal with terrorists
- The troops on Tuesday, April 9, successfully foiled attempts by the insurgents to attack the Maisandari community of the state
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, April 11, lauded the doggedness of gallant troops over defeat of Boko Haram insurgents at Maisadari community in the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe.
In a statement, Lt. Njoka Irabor, the acting assistant director, Army public relations, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed that the commendation was conveyed to the troops by the Theater Commander, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, on Thursday in Damaturu.
The gallant troops on Tuesday, April 9, successfully foiled attempt by the insurgents to attack Maisandari community, killing many of them and destroying their equipment.
Akinroluyo, who addressed the troops at the 233 Battalion Headquarters, also applauded the efforts of the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole and other security agencies, as well as law abiding citizens for their support and cooperation which led to the successful defeat of the insurgents.
He charged the troops to remain professional and responsive, so as to effectively deal with terrorists in their area of operation.
The army chief stressed the need for synergy and collaborative efforts between the military and other security agencies to deny the terrorists any freedom to operate.
Akinroluyo was briefed by the Commanding Officer, 233 Battalion, Lt.-Col. Ibrahim Mohammed. The commander was accompanied on the visit by the Acting Commander, Sector 2, Brigadier-General Mohammed Dala, and the Commander 27 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier-General Akinniyi Oyelade.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack in Damaturu, the capital city of Yobe state. The attackers entered through the eastern part of the town and started shooting sporadically.
This was reportedly confirmed by residents of Maisandari area on Tuesday, April 9. Heavily-armed soldiers in four armoured carrier were reportedly seen advancing towards the direction of the attack.
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