- The Nigerian Army is rewarding 37 officers and soldiers for their impressive efforts in the fight against terrorism
- The officers listed for the reward will be given commendation letters while the soldiers will be given special promotions to their next higher ranks
- The recognition is also meant to encourage the rewarded soldiers and their colleagues to be more committed
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has identified 37 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast for a special reward.
The 37 officers, according to PR Nigeria, were selected for special recognition after the assessment of the operations of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents.
According to Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations media coordinator, the officers listed for the reward will be given Special Letters of Commendation.
Legit.ng learns that the soldiers will be given special promotions to their next higher ranks.
Legit.ng gathers that the recognition is also meant to encourage the rewarded soldiers and their colleagues to be more committed.
Below is a list of the officers and the soldiers:
- Brigadier General Olufemi Oluyede – Commander 27 Task Force Brigade,
- Brigadier General Ahmadu Mohammed – the immediate past Commander 26 Task Force Brigade Gwoza
- Colonel Mohammed Babayo – Commandant Army Super Camp Benisheik
- Lieutenant Colonel Isah Yusuf – Commanding Officer 158 Task Force Battalion
- Lieutenant Colonel Abayomi Biobaku – Commanding Officer 159 Battalion
- Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Maigari – Commanding Officer 251 Task Force Battalion
- Lieutenant Colonel Tajudeen Lamidi – Commanding Officer 192 Battalion
- Major Micheal Ndubuisi – Army Headquarters Strike Group
- Major Abdullahi Muhammad – 212 Battalion
- Captain Emeka Chukwu – Headquarters Theatre Command
- Captain Audu Kure – 192 Battalion
- Captain Alhassan Abdulkadir – 192 Battalion
- Captain Festus Fatunberu – 212 Battalion
- Captain Haruna Dabai – Headquarter 7 Division
- Lieutenant Baba Mala – 3 Battalion (Main)
- Lieutenant Osazee Asemota – 144 Battalion
- Lieutenant Jeremiah Abomchi – 212 Battalion and
- Lieutenant Suleiman Kirikpo – 231 Battalion
- Staff Sergeant Aminu Ashiru – Headquarter Sector 2
- Staff Sergeant Isah Umar – 19 Battalion (Main)
- Corporal Udom Innocent – Headquarters Theatre Command
- Corporal Tochukwu Okongwu – Mobile Strike Team 5
- Corporal Kabiru Sule – Headquarter Sector 2
- Corporal Bala Yahaya – Sector 3 Military Intelligent Brigade
- Corporal Bello Yakubu – Army Special Forces Command
- Bombadier Ayuba Nyajon – 376 Mixed Artillery Regiment
- Lance Corporal Marafa Mohammed- 212 Battalion
- Lance Corporal Faruk Mohammed – 212 Battalion
- Lance Corporal Ekiozgha Tobias – 115 Battalion
- Private Hamisu Danbaba – 109 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Adeyemo Tunde – 123 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Yunusa Abdulazeez – 123 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Akinpelu Babatunde – 123 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Akinyemi Caleb – 123 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Omilani Ojo – 123 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Murtala Sani – 123 Special Forces Battalion
- Private Enoch Stanley – 109 Special Forces Battalion
Meanwhile, a former military administrator of Lagos state, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (retired) has said that retired military officers in the country are solidly behind troops fighting insurgency battle in the northeast notwithstanding the complaints and in some cases, distractions against the nations’ gallant military.
Speaking as a guest of the 2019 West African Social Activities (WASA) of the Army Headquarters Garrison which held at Mogadishu Cantonment at the weekend, General Marwa whose community, Michika, in Adamawa state has witnessed Boko Haram attacks, noted that troops were fighting under difficult conditions like bad weather, marshy terrain, and mines laden stretches of land.
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