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Buratai visits FOB Daura; inspects 171 Battalion Barracks to be Constructed/Completed Soon

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai has commended the commitment and achievement of troops deployed at Forward Operating Base at Daura in Katsina State.

He commended them for combating armed banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping among other menaces during Operation Harbin Kunama III and ongoing Operation Hadarin Daji in the North Western part of Nigeria.

The COAS stated this when he visited the base on Thursday 15th of August 2019.

He also disclosed plans by the Nigerian Army to replicate the noble concept of ‘Super Camp’ in the region.

He said its aim is projecting offensive patrols, raids, ambushes and other combat missions to tackle the security threats occasioned by the activities of bandits and other criminals elements.

The COAS maintained that provision of logistics to enable troops perform effectively remains his top priority.

Lt Gen TY Buratai announced that works and provision of infrastructure will soon commence on the proposed permanent site of the 171 Battalion located in Daura.

A statement by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, said the COAS informed troops that the Army will soon introduce Boots and Polish allowances, among other welfare packages to boost troops morale, encourage hardwork and professionalism.

“There was loud ovation when the COAS conducted troops at the base to series of push ups”.

In another development, the COAS along with the Chief of Defence Staff General AG Olonisakin and other Service Chiefs attended the commissioning of Nigerian Airforce Reference Hospital in Daura.

They thereafter paid Sallah greetings to Mr President, Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.

The COAS also paid Sallah homage to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar CFR.

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