The Theatre Commander, TC Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI, Major General Christopher Musa has charged troops to dominate their areas of responsibility against boko haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists.
This is in order to ensure total return of normalcy and peace to the North East.
Major General Musa gave the charge, during his 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 frontlines at Mallan Fatori and Damasak all in Borno State.
The visit according to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyeam Nwachukwu, was in continuation of his familiarisation and operational tour of troops’ deployment at the frontlines in the North East theatre.
The TC, who was briefed on the operational engagements, logistics and challenges of the Battalion by the Commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Ashinze, expressed appreciation to the troops for their selfless sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.
He tasked them to be more resilient and steadfast in the conduct of their operations, while noting that as border towns between Nigeria and Niger Republics, the locations are strategic and must therefore be dominated by the troops.
Major General Musa 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 conducts of the ongoing counter insurgency war are provided.
The TC further advised the troops to remain focused, disciplined and conduct themselves professionally.
He also used the occasion to visit and commiserated with Wounded-in-Action troops, who are receiving medical attention.
He was accompanied on the visit by Commander Sector 3, Brigadier General Godwin Mutkut and other Principal Staff Officers from the Theatre Headquarters.