- There were dancing and jubilation in Nigerian Army camp in Gwoza, Borno state as troops of Operation Lafiya Dole remember late colleagues
- The Nigerian Army tweeted a video of soldiers jubilating and a cultural troupe dancing in honour of the fallen heroes
- The army says the spectacular was part of events in the West African Social Activities (WASA) held in Gwoza
Soldiers of the Nigerian Army deployed to Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast have paid loud tribute to their fallen colleagues who died fighting Boko Haram terrorists.
The Nigerian Army, on Thursday, January 2, tweeted a video of soldiers dancing in a large circle while holding up large portraits of their dead colleagues.
The video also showed some cultural dancers singing praises of the Nigerian soldiers.
The army said the dance was part of activities at the West African Social Activities (WASA) which was held at Gwoza in Borno state.
Legit.ng notes that the tweet came the same day the Nigerian Army announced a major success in the fight against Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa’s Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the northeastern part of the country.
The army said an offensive against the terrorists has resulted in many of them killed, some captured as well as the rescue of 165 women and children in Borno state.
Col. Aminu Iliyasu, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Army operations, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja adding that the feats were recorded in collaboration with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJT).
Meanwhile, a poll conducted by Legit.ng showed that the plan by the federal government to withdraw soldiers deployed in strategic areas across the country to maintain high-level of security nationwide is not going down well with Nigerians.
Tears, tribute as LASU students stage candlelight procession for colleague allegedly killed for ritual (photo, video)
A cross-section of Nigerians, who participated in the online poll, said they preferred that the army remains stationed strategically than for them to withdraw and the men of the Nigeria Police Force take over.
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