​Nigeria Army Chief decorates about 3,000 soldiers fighting Boko Haram

FILE PHOTO: The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (L), Decorating with Medals, some Gallant Soldiers from the 28 Task Forces Brigade, who were at War Front Zone Fighting Insurgents, at Mubi in Adamawa

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has decorated 2,903 soldiers currently fighting the Boko Haram terrorists in Mubi, Adamawa.

Mr. Buratai told the soldiers at the 28 Task Force Brigade Headquarters, Mubi, on Tuesday that the decoration was part of the military’s tradition to motivate its personnel at the warfront.

He said the essence of his visit to Mubi was to inspect, assess the performance of personnel and motivate them in order to ensure the realisation of December deadline.

“I am in Mubi together with some key military personnel to see and get firsthand operational requirements of the Brigade and its affiliated units as well as to identify challenges facing them.

“I have been briefed and I am happy, the Brigade and its units are doing very well, I highly commended their efforts,’’ Mr. Burutai said.

He said their sacrifices for protecting the country’s sovereignty from enemies like Boko Haram terrorists and other evils atrocities would never ​be in vain.​​

Earlier, at the Emir’s Palace, Mr. Burutai thanked the traditional ruler for the support given to the Brigade.

He commended the cooperation between hunters, vigilan​te​ groups and the Brigade, saying “the development is highly useful and should be maintained’’.

“We will not relent, we still need continued cooperation because we are working toward limit time of December deadline.

“We, therefore, solicit for your support, particularly timely information and report of any suspicious character,” Burutai said.

Responding, the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahmadu, assured Mr. Buratai of his people continued support to the military to achieve its goals.

“The people of Mubi are very happy with your visit, and I am assuring you, we will double our maximum support, especially in the areas of passing information to your officers,’’ Mr. Ahmadu said.

(NAN)

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