COAS charges troops to destroy terrorists’ enclaves

COAS charges troops to destroy terrorists’ enclaves
File: Major General Faruk Yahaya, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has tasked the troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East, Operation Hadin Kai, to destroy all Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists' enclaves in their various locations.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, on Saturday, titled, 'Destroy all Boko Haram terrorists' enclaves in your locations, COAS charges troops in Yobe.'

Yahaya who visited the Shehu of Borno, HRH Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi in his palace in Maiduguri on Friday made a stopover at Yobe State to address the troops.

The statement read in part, "General Yahaya commended the troops on the several successful operations conducted within Sector 2 area of responsibility, which he enumerated to include Operations Ayiso Tamunoma, Katana Jimlan, Fire Ball and Operation Tura Takaibango among others.

"He enjoined the troops to use the wealth of experience and lessons learnt from the series of operations to destroy the remnants of marauding terrorists within their various locations. He assured them of improved welfare and a new reward system for troops who perform gallantly in any operation."

Earlier, the Commander Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, Brigadier General Adamu Nura, while welcoming the Chief of Army Staff, briefed him on the operational engagements and challenges of the Sector.

Among the dignitaries who accompanied the COAS were the Chief of Operations (Army) Major General Ibrahim Yusuf and the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, Major General Christopher Musa," the statement read partly.

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