Boko Haram vehicle destroyed by Nigerian troops
Boko Haram vehicle destroyed by Nigerian troops

Again, Nigerian Troops Neutralise Terrorists, Detonate IEDs in Borno

In its routine effort in providing and maintaining a secure, and steady passage of persons and goods as well as free vehicular movements along some notable roads/Main Supply Routes (MSR) in the North East, troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities on Saturday, the 22nd of June 2019, had a fierce encounter with desperate terrorists’ ambush team desperately craving for food and other essentials.

During the encounter, troops swiftly responded with heavy gunfire, thwarted the ambush, exterminated two terrorists and captured two AK 47 Rifles.

Subsequently, intelligence revealed that the terrorists were informed by their informants of the troops movement in order to use the opportunity to grab foodstuff that they direly need for survival.

In order to consolidate on the gains achieved from the ambush clearance, further exploitation of the general area and beyond was undertaken with the troops of 121 Task Force Battalion dispatched to reinforce the 26 Brigade Garrison.

During advance, troops discovered 2 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed along their axis of advance. The IEDs were successfully detonated and cleared.

Despite the IED threat, the resilient troops proceeded further to ensure the general area is cleared of terrorists and explosives. There is no casualty on the part of Nigerian Army troops during the operation.

Instructively, the exploits in the ongoing operation “HALAKA DODO” is yielding successes. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff commended the troops for the successes achieved, and urged them to be more vigorous and decisive to end the insurgency. He also conveyed the assurance of the unyielding support of the Chief of Army Staff in this regard.

SAGIR MUSA
Colonel
Acting Director Army Public Relations
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Army Commissions Supermarket in Military Barracks

In line with the Barracks Investment Initiative Programme initiated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, to uplift the welfare and overall living conditions of personnel of the Nigerian Army (NA) and their families, the NA Armoured Corps, Obienu Barracks has commissioned a Cooperative Society Super Market, a subsidiary of NA Armoured Corps Personnel Welfare Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Limited on the 22nd of Jun 2019.

The commissioning was done on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, by the Commander Armoured Corps Major General JO Akomolafe.

In his remarks at the occasion, the Coordinator of the super market project, Colonel SI Ajibo (rtd) expressed delight to have witnessed the impactful occasion geared towards uplifting the welfare of troops and their families, and urged all personnel to patronise the shop to ensure its continuity and prosperity.

While the Commander Armoured Corps in his remarks, appreciated the COAS for the initiative and various supports in the areas of troops accommodation and medical supplies to the Barracks community. He also commended the collective efforts of officers and soldiers of the Corps as pillars for the successes so far recorded by the scheme.

According to him “the welfare of personnel of the NA is of paramount concern to the COAS and the various commanders under him, we will collectively achieve the desire of the COAS in this regard”.

SAGIR MUSA
Acting Director Army Public Relations

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