Theatre Commander Charges Troops Against Terrorism
The Theatre Commander of the Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General Christopher Musa, has charged troops in the theatre of operations to dominate their areas of responsibility against Boko Haram (BHT) and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists (ISWAP) in order to ensure the of return of normalcy and peace to the North-East.
He gave the charge during his recent visit to troops of Sector 3 in an effort to appraise ongoing operational activities, as well as, to motivate troops of 68 Battalion and 5 Brigade deployed in the front lines at Mallan Fatori and Damasak, respectively.
The visit, as contained in a release by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachuckwu, was in continuation of the familiarisation and operational tour by General Musa of troops’ deployment at the front lines in the North-East theatre.
The Theatre Commander, who was briefed on the operational engagements, logistics and challenges of the Battalion by the Commanding officer, Lt Col. Victor Ashinze, expressed his appreciation to the troops for their selfless sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.
General Musa tasked them to be more resilient and steadfast in the conduct of their operations and noted that, as border towns between Nigeria and Niger Republics, the locations are strategic and must therefore be dominated by the troops.
He assured the troops of the determination of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, to ensure all requisite logistics and support for the successful conduct of the ongoing counter insurgency war are provided.
The Theatre Commander further advised the troops to remain focused, disciplined and conduct themselves professionally and also visited and commiserated with Wounded-in-Action troops, who are receiving medical attention.