The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has approved the release of special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation Lafiya Dole who participated in Operation Deep Punch II in Sambisa Forest.
A statement from Army headquarters said, “This is in recognition of their valour and uncommon commitment to duty during the operation.
“A breakdown of the beneficiaries includes 223 Staff Sergeants promoted to the rank of Warrant Officers, 511 Sergeants promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeants while 994 Corporals were promoted to the rank of Sergeants.
“Others are 1064 Lance Corporals promoted to the rank of Corporals while 932 Private soldiers were appointed Lance Corporals”.
In the same vein, troops of 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi partaking in Operation Lafiya Dole on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, arrested 4 cattle rustlers at Yayari Village Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, gave the names of the suspects as Musa Mohammed, Magaji Isyaka, Jao Musa, and Nura Bello.
“While interrogating the suspects they confessed to have rustled 2 cows and sold to one Alhaji Ado who is at large” the statement said.
Effort is ongoing by Nigerian Army troops deployed with support from other security agencies to trail Alhaji Ado and other suspects to put an end to this dirty business.
Troops also maintain surveillance, intensify patrol and continue to monitor the general area to deny cattle rustlers’ freedom of movement.