Following the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General TY Buratai’s assurance that troops who have over stayed in Operation Lafiya Dole, fighting the war on insurgency in the northeast would be rotated, soldiers of 29 Battalion based in Port Harcourt, have returned to their main unit amidst cheers and jubilation from their families and colleagues.
A statement by Col Aminu Ilyasu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations said, “The troops have served in various units under Operation Lafiya Dole where they contributed immensely to the successes of routing out and defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East”.
Addressing the returnee troops, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Nigerian Army, Major General EO Udoh, welcomed the troops back to their unit after a successful tour of duty in the North East and applauded them for their selfless sacrifices to the nation.
He further enjoined them to pray for their colleagues who are still in the theatre for God’s protection and continued victory over the remnants of the enemies of our great nation, Boko Haram terrorists.
The GOC further reassured the troops on their welfare and that of their families.
He enjoined the troops to remain professional in discharging their duties with the love of their country at heart as they would soon be deployed for the Division’s routine operations after their disembarkation leave.
The rotation of overstayed soldiers in Operation Lafiya Dole is ongoing as more troops are being inducted while those that stayed long are de-inducted from the theatre of operations.
Colonel Aminu Iliyasu Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 6 Division Nigerian Army
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