By Ajogwu Jerry
The Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Benson Akinroluyo has applauded troops of Operation Lafiya Dole over the recent clearance operation which led to the liberation of Baga town.
Gen Akinroluyo urged the troops to sustain the fighting spirit displayed by the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists in Baga and other surrounding villages.
According to a statement by the Deputy Director Public Relations
Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, the Commander gave the charge during an operational visit to Baga, where he conveyed the special commendation of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to gallant troops who had in a recent clearance operation dislodged elements of Boko Haram terrorists from Baga, as well as other surrounding villages thereby fully regaining control of the locations.
“Addressing the troops, who were evidently in high spirit, General Akinroluyo accompanied by the Commander, Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, Major General Moundhey Ali, told the troops that the COAS was particularly pleased with their recent victory over the insurgents and the operational successes in the general area of Baga and the adjoining villages. He urged them to be relentless and decisive in combating the insurgents, adding, that no inch of Nigeria’s territory should be occupied by the terrorists. He also enjoined the troops to sustain the tempo of the operation and maintain a high morale to enable them consolidate on the successes so far made in the clearance Operations,” excerpt from the statement.
General Akinroluyo further gave the troops assurance that their welfare is paramount to the Chief of Army Staff and pointed out, that their wellbeing is a priority, that cannot be misplaced by the current leadership.