Brigade commander celebrates Christmas with troops in Falgore forest

Ugo Okoro, Hajia Sani

Troops of 3 Brigade deployed in Falgore forest (Game Reserve) in Kano State, as part of Operation Sharandaji, in the North west part of the country, received an unscheduled visit from the Commander, 3 Brigade, Brig Gen S.O Olabanji who came to celebrate Christmas with them.
Addressing the troops, the Commander specifically stated that the essence of the visit was to fecilitate with the troops and boost their morale.
He extolled the troops’ high discipline in their conduct, as no negative report had been given against them.
The Commander also used the opportunity of the celebration with troops, to conduct a final inspection of various natural features the forest is endowed with, which prompted the recent Nigerian Army proposal to make it a Training Area.
According to him, the Training Area which is expected to take off in the first quarter of 2017, will among other benefits, help secure the forest and put a stop to most security challenges in the general area, including Kano State and other contiguous states. 
The vast Falgore forest, was generally viewed as a safe haven for kidnappers, cattle rustlers and armed bandits and several operations have been organised to clear it of the unwanted elements.