- Troops of the Nigerian army have been commended for their successful operation against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Borno state
- Also, commendation was extended to the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, by the National Democratic Front
- According to the group, Buratai's presence brought monumental success for Nigeria against terrorism
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The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and the troops on the frontlines have received a commendation for liquidating top Boko Haram/ ISWAP commanders and 72 fighters in Borno state.
The commendation was given to the troops and the army chief by the National Democratic Front (NDF).
Showering praises on the COAS for, once again leading troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to another victorious outing against the terrorists, the pro-democratic group said, the current feat complements the gains made by the military in the last three months.
A statement by the secretary-general of NDF, Abdulkadir Bolaji, said the army chief has remained at the field of operation since March, adding that his presence has brought “monumental success for the country”.
Bolaji said with the renewed vigour and gallantry among the troops, the deadline for the total annihilation of the terrorist groups in Nigeria would be met in no distant time.
The group, however, urged General Buratai and his men not to relax or think that the terrorists would relent in their efforts to cause more damage on the polity.
NDF said going by the confession of former Boko Haram members, the terrorists are some of the notorious kingpins of the group who have either masterminded or led some the deadliest operations of the group.
Bolaji said: "Apart from that we also have it on good authority that 72 members of the Boko Haram were also neutralised and many others wounded with narrow chances of survival."
He said reports also indicate that the Boko Haram/ISWAP groups have been totally shattered and devastated and further weakened after the latest attack which is an addition to the sustained onslaught against the terrorist groups since March this year.
He said the feat calls for the applause of Buratai who has been at the field of operation since March as well as for the troops for performing at excellent levels and reducing to the barest minimum activities of terrorists and insurgents in Nigeria.
"With the renewed vigour and increase gallantry of the Nigerian troops, we are optimistic that the deadline for the total annihilation of the terrorist groups in Nigeria would be met and we have no iota of doubt that the troops led by the Chief of Army Staff would deliver on the mandate," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that soldiers of the Nigerian army launched an attacked on the Boko Haram faction loyal to the Abubakar Shekau.
The terrorist group suffered a heavy defeat as 72 members of the group were killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Speaking on the successful operation, the coordinator of defence media operations, Major General John Enenche,said the troops also killed high profile Boko Haram commanders.
Speaking on the successful operation, the coordinator of defence media operations, Major General John Enenche, said the troops also killed high profile Boko Haram commanders.
Also, General Buratai had said the terrorist threat in the country is shifting towards the northcentral zone of Nigeria.
According to Buratai, the constantly evolving nature of threats in the country underscores the need for Special Forces troops with requisite skills to operate under all weather, conditions, and terrains to be established if the threats are stopped.
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