Humanitarian Organisation, Nigerina Army Partner to Deescalate Conflict in North East
The Head of Transition and Recovery International Organization for Migration and Representative of the Chief of Mission of the organization, Dr Fernando Medina has paid a courtesy visit to the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai at the Headquarters Command and Control Centre in Maiduguri today the 25 June 2019.
In his remarks at the occasion, Dr Fernando commended the Nigerian Army for the untiring efforts and commitment to end insurgency and the successes achieved so far. He intimated the COAS his organization’s readiness to support and partner with the Nigerian Army to deescalate conflict through collaboration/provision of technical support at organizational, communities and individuals levels to contribute to peace building, intervention, reintegration and community reconstruction efforts of the Nigerian Army/ Federal Government.
In his response, Lieutenant General TY Buratai thanked the organization for the visit and appreciates the President and the group’s efforts towards strengthening peace and security in the world, – particularly in Nigeria. He expressed readiness to provide the needed support for the organization to effectively carry out its plans in the North East Zone.
Among the senior officers present during the visit include the Chief of Logistics Army Major General Enabong Udoh, the Command Theatre Command Major General Benson Akinroluyo, Director Military Intelligence Major General SA Adebayo, Commander Special Forces Major General MG Ali and Acting Provost Marshal Nigerian Army Brigadier General H Ahmed.
Rear Admiral AA Dacosta Consultant Disengagement, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconstruction of International Organization of Migration accompanied Dr Fernando to the visit.
Acting Director Army Public Relations
Buratai Charges Troops on Resilient and Patriotism
In a renewed effort and determination in the fight to end terrorism in Nigeria, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has again charged the resilient and patriotic troops of “Super Camp” in Damboa, Borno State to exhibit more professionalism and decisively deal with the crouching Boko Haram Terrorists and the fledgling Islamic State West Africa Province often terrorizing remote villages in the North East zone.
This charge was conveyed by the representative of the COAS, Chief of Logistics Army (COLOG ‘A’), Major General Enobong Udoh while on operational visit to the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Sunday 23 June 2019.
According to him – “The COAS is very pleased with the efforts of the troops in the general conduct of the operation in the fight against terrorism, however, he urged you all to be more proactive, pushful and unyielding in our collective struggles to end the insurgency. You must continue to vigorously and patriotically conduct simultaneous, pushful, short and long range clearance and confidence building patrols/operations anywhere the bandits are reportedly crouching’.
He added that, – ‘The new operational concept and strategy initiated by the COAS has already started yielding tremendous results which you must improve upon in defence of the territorial integrity of this nation’.
He enjoined all officers assigned with command responsibilities to be very courageous, determined and exemplary especially in the battlefield in order to boost the morale and confidence of the soldiers under command to gallantly and heroically fight in defence of the country.
The COLOG was accompanied on the visit by the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, Corps Commanders Nigerian Army Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Ordnance Services, Signals and the Deputy Theatre Commander amongst others.
Acting Director Army Public Relations