- Chief of Training and Operations, Major General Lamidi Adeosun on Tuesday, June 4 June paid an operational visit to Headquarters 1 Brigade Nigerian Army
- The army chief also visited front-line troops of Operation Hadari Daji
- Major General Adeosun represented the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai for the visit
In commemoration of the 2019 Eid-El-Fitr celebration marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Major General Lamidi Adeosun on Tuesday, June 4 June paid an operational visit to Headquarters 1 Brigade Nigerian Army and front-line troops of Operation Hadari Daji.
The troops are fighting kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed banditry and the varying forms of criminality in the north-western part of Nigeria.
Major General Adeosun commenced the routine by joining Muslim faithfuls to mark this years' Eid Fitr prayer at the force headquarters, Operation Hadari Daji in Gusau, Zamfara state.
He later delivered the Chief of Army Staff's goodwill message to the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army shortly after the prayers.
He commended the troops for their dedication, sacrifices and loyalty to the nation, while urging them to remain steadfast in the ongoing efforts to checkmate insurgency, banditry and other associated insecurities in Nigeria.
The Chief Imam of 1 Brigade, Capt A Kado also offered prayers for the protection and victory of the Chief of Army Staff, officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army as well as the entire people of Nigeria.
Dignitaries that attended the prayer session included the force commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, Maj Gen JJ Ogunlade, principal staff officers, community leaders, soldiers and their families.
Major General Adeosun later proceeded to the front line on Operational visit to troops deployed at the Forward Operation Base (FOB) Kauran Namoda in Zamfara state.
He used to opportunity to interact with troops while boosting their morale by charging them to defeat all forms of criminality especially armed banditry in their Area of Responsibility (AOR).
He later paid a courtesy visit to the newly inaugurated governor of Zamfara state, Hon. Dr. Mohammed Bello alongside members of his entourage.
The visit to Zamfara state reached a climax when the army chief hosted officers and soldiers of 1 Brigade Nigerian Army to Sallah day luncheon with the governor of the state and members of his council in attendance.
Meanwhile, twenty-two criminals have been apprehended in Sokoto by operatives of 8 Division Nigerian Army and sister security agencies in the state.
This is as the increased synergy between the division and other security agencies is yielding positive results in the fight against armed banditry and other forms of criminality in the state.
The criminals were arrested for various offences ranging from armed robbery, banditry, possession and trafficking in hard drug, and illegal possession of firearms amongst others, a statement by sent to Legit.ng by Brigade 1 spokesman, Lieutenant Ayobami Oni-Orisan revealed.
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