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Nigeria’s Army Chief Honours Troops On Eid Al-Fitr

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya on Monday, 2 May 2022 honoured the troops of the North East (NE), Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), in Maiduguri, Borno state.

In a statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, COAS and his counterpart, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao visited them to boost their morale on the ongoing counter-terrorism operations

The Service Chiefs, who were impressed with the performance of the troops, reaffirmed their commitment to their welfare during a Sallah luncheon organized in honour of the troops by the Headquarters Theatre Command. The two service Chiefs maintained that the welfare of troops remains topmost in their priorities.

The COAS, who had earlier paid a visit to troops wounded in action at the 7 Division Military Hospital Maiduguri, stated that he is ever determined to ensure the medical treatment of personnel and their families, both within and outside the country.

He said those wounded in action will continue to get support and special vocational training to help them cope with their new health status and overcome psychological trauma.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao felicitated the troops and called on all security agencies to continue to synergize with the military in defence of Nigeria’s national security.

He hinted on the acquisition of more combat platforms for the Nigerian Airforce to shore up troops’ air combat efficiency.

The representative of the Governor of Borno State, Deputy Governor Umar Usman Kadafur earlier in a goodwill message from the Borno state government, expressed appreciation to the military for the restoration of relative peace in Borno state.

He added, that the successes so far achieved, clearly demonstrate the capability of the military in bringing the war to an end.

Source: Voice of Nigeria