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Army inaugurates internet phones for troops in Borno

28 October 2016, 18:04

Maiduguri - The Nigerian Army has inaugurated internet protocol desktop telephones at the 8 Task Force Division in Northern Borno to enable troops communicate with their families with ease.

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, stated this on Friday in Maiduguri.

Nwachukwu said in a statement that the facility was inaugurated by Brig.-Gen. Abu Nani, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Division in Monguno.

“The Nigerian Army has inaugurated the first set of internet protocol desktop telephone in some locations of the 8 Task Force Division in Northern Borno.

“The essence is to alleviate the sufferings of troops who spend two to three hours travelling to Maiduguri to communicate with their families on phone.

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“The telephone system, which comprises of a very small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) and a Grand Stream handset, were installed at the headquarters of the taskforce in Monguno, in 7 Brigade Baga and 153 Task Force Battalion in Marte.

“Each of the call centres provides five terminal points for officers and soldiers to communicate with their families from the front lines,’’ he said.

Nwachukwu said that the provision of the facility had resolved the nightmare of troops being cut off from their families and friends.

“It has mitigated the rigour of travelling several hours by troops to Maiduguri to access telecommunication facility to communicate with their loved ones,’’ he said.

 

- NAN

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