Neutralise remnants of B/Haram, ISWAP terrorists, Yahaya charges soldiers

CoAS Maj-Gen, Farouk Yahaya
CoAS Maj-Gen, Farouk Yahaya

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has charged the Nigerian Army to ensure that they neutralize all remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists.

Yahaya made the charge during his maiden visit to the Theatre Headquarters Joint Task Force of the North East Operation Hadin Kai where he met the injured troops involved in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North-Eastern region of the country.

The CoAS assured the injured soldiers of adequate medical care, adding that he would place priority on their welfare while appreciating their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to N/E region.

In a statement by the Deputy Director Public Relations of Operation HADIN KAI, Ado Isa, on Saturday, Yahaya commiserated with them and pray for their speedy recovery.

The statement read: "During his visit to the hospitals, he assured troops of adequate medicare and support in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations.

"The COAS gave the assurances on Friday, June 18, 2021 when he visited the 7 Division Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital to commiserate with the sick and wounded in action troops recuperating at the medical facilities.

"The COAS also prayed for their speedy recovery.

"While at the hospital, the COAS took time to interact with the soldiers and assured them of proper medical care and welfare, adding that their medical care is of utmost importance to him.

"He averred that the nation is indeed proud of their selfless service and sacrifices towards restoring peace to the North East region.

"Also, the COAS appreciated the commitment and selflessness of the troops in the Theatre and implored them to exhibit a high level of professionalism and ensure that all remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists are neutralised"

Similarly, the COAS visited the Mechanical Repair Group to inspect the ongoing repairs and refurbishment of vehicles at the workshop through the use of local resources.

He commended the resilience and ingenuity of the engineers and technicians in fixing most of the vehicles that were hitherto classified as 'beyond local repairs'.

Earlier, the new Theatre Commander, Major General Christopher Musa, briefed the COAS on the operational situation in the Theatre.

He assured him that all efforts will be geared towards bringing the war against terrorism to a decisive end.

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