Theatre Commander hails troops’ exploits at Mallam Fatori, Damasak

The Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, has commended the troops’ exploits.

The commendation came on the heels of the troops’ exploits against Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Mallam Fatori and Damasak areas of Borno.

Musa, in a statement by Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Monday gave the commendation during operational visit to troops of Sector 3 OPHK.

The theatre commander charged the troop to dominate their areas of responsibility against the terrorists with a view to ensuring total return of normalcy and peace to the northeast.

He expressed appreciation to the troops for their selfless sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and insurgency and tasked them to be more resilient and steadfast in the conduct of their operations.

Musa said that as border towns between Nigeria and Niger Republics, the locations were strategic and must, therefore, be dominated by the troops.

He assured the troops of the determination of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, to provide all requisite logistics and support for the successful conduct of the operations.

The commander further advised the troops to remain focused, disciplined and conduct themselves professionally.

He also visited and commiserated with Wounded-in-Action troops, who were receiving medical attention.