Army Renovates Secondary School in Bayelsa
In demonstration of its community relations activities, 16 Brigade Nigerian Army has donated various items to Comprehensive Community Secondary School, Elebele in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The donation was made by the Commander 16 Brigade Brigadier General Kevin Aligbe in Elebele Community.
Items donated included 100 school desks for students, 20 tables and chairs for staff and sports items for the school. Additionally, the Brigade undertook a complete renovation of Community Priimary School 2 Elebele. This was preceded a free medical outreach conducted on 14 February 19 where over 1300 people benefitted.
The event attracted Royal Fathers which included His Royal Majesty, King George Lawson, the Obanobhan 1 of Emeyal Clan and the Paramount Ruler of Elebele Community Community, His Royal Highness, King Osene David Osene. Others included well wishers from Elebbele community especially those who have their wards as students in the school.
Assistant Director Army
Public Relations 16 Brigade Nigerian Army
Troops Eliminate Boko Haram Terrorists Buka-Yobe, Banki Axis
The dogged troops of 152 Battalion successfully crushed some members of the Boko Haram Terrorists ( BHTs) when they attempted to infiltrate their location yesterday, 11 March 2019 at about 1900hrs around Bula – Yobe, Banki axis in Borno State.
The Terrorists in their futile attempt came in with several Gun Trucks mounted with Anti Aircraft Guns and Motorcycles. The troops engaged the terrorists with superior fire power and inflicted heavy casualty on the BHTs and their equipment. The fierce gun battle set confusion and disorganisation in the terrorists camp, withdrawing in disarray while the troops gave them a hot pursuit. In that process, unconfirmed number of terrorists were neutralised while several others fled with gunshot wounds.
A Gun Truck mounted with Anti Aircraft Gun and several Motorcycles belonging to the BHTs were destroyed while one Gun truck mounted with Anti Aircraft Gun and Mortar Carrier were captured from the terrorists.
The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo through the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu extolled their effort and sacrifice and also conveyed the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai’s special commendation for their dogged fighting spirit and brilliance. He urged them to maintain the aggressive posture and sustain the offensive.
7 Division Nigerian Army/Operation