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Terror War: Army charges troops to remain alert; as Logistics Student officers visit Theater Commander

Troops of Operation Lafiya DoleA have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria.

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, gave the charge during his operational visit to assess the combat readiness of troops of 82 Task Force Battalion in Ngwoshe, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

He commended the troops for their sacrifices in the defence of the country against insurgency.

In his words, “We must continue to put in our best to consolidate on the efforts of our heroes and ensure that we win the fight against the Boko Haram Terrorists with God guiding us”.

He advised the troops to be more decisive in their approach in confronting the terrorists and endeavour to work in synergy with other security agencies.

General Biu assured the troops that their welfare would receive all necessary support it requires from the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

He urged them to be confident, professional and work assiduously towards ending the insurgency and other sundry crimes in the North East of Nigeria.

The GOC who was accompanied by the Commander 47 Engineer Brigade Brigadier General Ignatius Nwogu and other Principal Staff Officers visited troops locations at Banki Junction, Firgi Pulka, Gwoza and Yamteke in Gwoza Local Government of Borno State.

He interacted with members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and hunters at the various locations visited.

He sympathised with Hajiya Mohammed spouse of a member of Civilian Joint Task Force who lost his life while on joint operation with troops and made a cash donation to support the family.

Meanwhile students of Logistics Management Course 16 of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics have recently paid a working visit to the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole.

Speaking while receiving the staff and students of the College led by the Commandant, the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Abba Dikko called on the authorities of the College to leverage on its research capabilities in order to add value to the logistics management system of the Nigerian Army.

He further stated that the ongoing Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East is asymmetric and fluid in nature, thus requiring efficient logistical planning and execution to effectively support the management of both personnel and equipment in the theatre of operation.

He identified the need to conduct more research on the influence of the “human factor” on need assessment, evaluation, procurement, deployment, usage and management of materiel in the Nigerian Army, adding that man is usually behind all these activities.

Also speaking, the Commandant Brigadier General Osasogie Uzamere noted that, it is essential to expose the students to the reality of practical planning and managing logistics in operational conditions, hence the visit to the North East theatre of operation.

Lectures on “Logistics Support in Operation Lafiya Dole” and “Logistics Support in Mobile Brigade Concept” were presented to the students during the visit.

Present during the visit were some Principal Staff Officers of the Theatre Command.

Texas Chukwu
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations

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