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How Frontline Troops Got Pat on Back When Theatre Commander visited 26TF Bde AOR

The Theatre Commander Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa gave frontline troops a pat on the back when he continued with his operational visit to the 26 Task Force Brigade (Bde), Gwoza.

The Theatre Commander Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa gave frontline troops a pat on the back when he continued with his operational visit to the 26 Task Force Brigade (Bde), Gwoza as part of the measures taken to assess troops’ combat readiness and boosting their morale in the ongoing Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Operations

According to a statement issued by the Nigerian Army media office in Abuja on Sunday, 18 December 2022, the Theatre Commander was received and briefed by the Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. D.R. Dantani, upon arrival at the Bde Headquarters.

The statement added that the Theatre Commander, thereafter, proceeded to 192 Bn Headquarters were he inspected ongoing projects and facilities. He equally visited troops location at FOB Rann and 3 Bn (Main), Gamboru.

“During the visits, the TC addressed troops on various issues including current security situation, admin issues and ongoing operations in the Theatre.

“Furthermore, Maj. Gen. Musa assured them of the unrelenting efforts of the Theatre predicated on the directives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya that all troops who have served in the Theatre for two years should be adequately rotated.

“While relaying the commendations of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Leo Irabor and Service Chiefs, he also urged troops to remain disciplined and committed to neutralizing the marauding remnants of BHT/ISWAP terrorists hibernating within the NE region and the fringes of Lake Chad.

“Maj. Gen. Musa in his words said, “we have only one work which is to neutralize terrorists; sustain the momentum and continue to make the NA proud by neutralizing all terrorists you came in contact with”.

“In the entourage of the Theatre Commander is the Theatre Logistics Component Commanders, Brig Gen EH Akpan; the Theatre Intelligence Coordinator, Col OM Azuikpe; Commander NA UAV COMD, Col I Sule and the Ch J1, Col UG Okodaso,” the Army media office further stated.