The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has commended troops of Operation Lafiya Dole for displaying great valour in repelling Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in Michika, Adamawa State.
Buratai made the commendation during an operational visit to troops of 155 and 143 Task Force Battalion at Michika and Lassa.
Buratai, who was represented by Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sector I, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the troops successfully repelled an attempt by the insurgents to attack the community.
It was gathered that the insurgents, on March 18, attacked the only commercial bank building in the town and looted shops.
He said that the troops displayed a high sense of patriotism and gallantry in the defeat of the insurgents and prevented their robbery mission.
“I am proud of you, the COAS is proud of you for your doggedness and commitment. We must also understand that this pure resilient, doggedness and focus must be up-scaled.
“We must be prepared to always put up strong offensive so that they don’t have any hiding place. The end of insurgents cannot come on its own, we must be all out and remain focused.
“We have upscale our operations in all the Theatre and it is yielding many results. We have neutralised dozens of the terrorists and recovered many weapons in Northern Borno. There is no hiding place for the terrorist,” he said.
The GOC, therefore, urged Commanders of the battalion to give purposeful leadership in order to achieve the desired goal of defeating Boko Haram.
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