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Chief of Army Minimah encourages soldiers against Boko Haram

12 June 2015, 10:30Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant Keneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah, has given confidence to local troops involved in the battle against the Boko Haram sect.

He has paid an operational and morale boosting visit to troops in the frontline fighting war against Boko Haram terrorists groups in Borno and Adamawa States.

During the visit, he addressed and encouraged the troops of 7 Division Strike Group (7 DSG) and 121 Special Force (SF) Battalion that comprised the Armed Forces and Nigerian Army Special Forces located in Pulka, 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, 28 Task Force Brigade and 174 Battalion in Mubi.

In Pulka, the Commander of 7 DSG, Lieutenant Colonel Umar Faruq Abubakar, and the Commanding Officer of 121 SF Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Murtala Danjum, Abdulsalam briefed him on their respective commands.

Also Read: UN urges stepped-up action against Boko Haram and LRA

At the headquarters of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, the COAS Brigade Commander, Colonel Irenuma Irabor, received Minimah.

“He commended them for their performances,” Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said.

“He reiterated his determined effort to continue to support and encourage them and enjoined them to maintain the momentum. He also urged the gallant soldiers to be more dedicated, disciplined, professional and continue with the same zeal and determination till attainment of the set objective of locating and destroying Boko Haram camps and enclaves,” added Usman.

Leaders from the Defence Forces accompanied Minimah on his tour to Adamawa and Borno.

- CAJ News


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