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Terror War: COAS conducts operations visit to 144 battalion Madagali, enroute to Gwoza.

In continuation of his operational visits to the front line of troops fighting to dislodge Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the North East, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has charged the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (144 Battalion) deployed at Madagali in Adamawa State not to give terrorists any breathing space.

Buratai, while addressing the troops during operations visit on Sunday the 29th of December 2019, urged them to maintain the current tempo of onslaught against them.

He said that the authorities would provide all the needed supports to enable them prosecute the war against insurgency and other criminal activities in the country.

He commended the troops for their gallantry and commitment in dealing with the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the region.

“I am glad to be here with you because this is one of the areas that have been quite strategic in the operations of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD).

“You have done great and I want to commend you for standing firm against all the criminals whatever name they called themselves whether Boko Haram, ISWAP or bandits.

“Also, this is to assure you we are ready to give you all the supports for you to continue to operate until these criminals are finally push out or eliminated.

“Do not give them any breathing space. That means you must go after them at all times, day and night, whether rain or sun shine and make sure you deal with them.

“These criminals want to bulkanise our country and we must not allow it,” he said.

Buratai also assured the troops of his readiness to improve their welfare packages from the 2020 in line with the promise of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He however informed the troops that there would be changes in their welfare package very soon.

According to him, “army authorities will continue to provide befitting accommodation for the troops’ families back on the barracks.

“Schools will also be improved upon and you are very much aware of the improvement in the schools like Command Secondary Schools and Command Children Schools across the country.

“Be rest assured that we will do everything possible to improve on them to make them more conducive.

“This is the job and you must do it well at all times and I assure you that we will not leave you behind, we will to take care of your welfare and provide for your other professional requirements,” he added.

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