Nigerian Army redeploys 55 soldiers fighting Boko Haram after five years in battlefield

Nigerian Army redeploys 55 soldiers fighting Boko Haram after five years in battlefield

- Nigerian Army has redeployed 55 soldiers fighting Boko Haram in Borno state from the battlefield

- The soldiers had been at the forefront of the counter-insurgency war for at least five years

- Debriefing the soldiers on Monday, November 9, acting GOC, 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim commended them and advised them on the next steps they should take

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After at least five years of fighting the deadly Boko Haram insurgents under Operation Lafiya Dole, troops of the 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army have been redeployed.

Channels TV reported that a mini de-induction ceremony was organised to honour the 55 soldiers on Monday, November 9, at the Headquarters of the 7 Division in Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state.

At the ceremony, the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, commended the soldiers for their outstanding performance.

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Nigerian Army redeploys 55 soldiers fighting Boko Haram after five years in battlefield

Nigerian Army redeploys 55 soldiers fighting Boko Haram after five years. Photo source: Daily Trust
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He urged them to remain disciplined as they leave the war zone to reunite with their respective families and other members of the public.

Ibrahim added that the battalion will be de-inducted further at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji, Kaduna state.

Brigadier General Ibrahim advised the soldiers to go on courses to improve their professionalism and chances of promotion in the service.

The acting GOC further told the soldiers to understand that the way they will interact with the civil populace is different from what they have been doing fighting Boko Haram.

One of the major achievements recorded by troops of the 192 Battalion was their participation in the liberation of Gwoza, a town in southern Borno, five years ago.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Arewa Citizens for Good Governance (ACGG) commended the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity for rescuing nursing mothers and children kidnapped by bandits in Diskuru village in Faskari local government area of Katsina state.

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The group said it is impressed by the successes recorded by the army, especially as the victims captured by the terrorist group were freed without harm.

In a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Aminu Abubakar, ACGG said even though five of the bandits that abducted the people were killed during the operation, the good news is that the victims have been rescued.

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