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Major General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Insurgency: Ag Commander decorates soldiers with medals for gallantry in Borno

Major General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

By Yakubu Uba

Monguno (Borno), Oct. 2,2022

Brig.-Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, the Acting Sector III Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force on Saturday decorated officers and soldiers for their gallantry in the fight against insurgency.

Speaking at the Medal Parade in Monguno, Abubakar said it is customary for the military to honour deserving officers and soldiers who distinguished themselves.

Abubakar urged them to continue to do more in their commitment to service to the nation, adding that their medal ceremony was symbolic as it coincided with the nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.

While reminding the troops of the myriads of security challenges bedeviling the nation with its consequential economic realities, he charged all troops to remain steadfast, resilient and professional to surmount all the glaring challenges.

The commander expressed gratitude to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya for their sustain support to the troops which he said remain a motivating factor.

He also thanked the Theatre Commander North East Operation Hadin Kai and the Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force for their strategic guidance and direction that led to successes in the fight against insurgency.

Abubakar who reiterated the troops’ loyalty to the President and Commander in Chief, said that the administration has sustain provision of needed logistics and equipment to the military for its operations.

In his good will message, the Chairman of Monguno Local Government, Alhaji Ahmed Kyari lauded the military for ensuring and maintaining peace in Monguno zone.

Kyari, represented by the Vice Chairman, Malam Sanda Amodu said the return of peace to Monguno and environs provided the enabling environment that led to resettlement of communities earlier displaced by the insurgency.

The event also dovetailed into a send forth ceremony for the Naval Base, Lake Chad Commander, Commodore K. Muhammad who handed over command to Commodore Y.B Okeke and the decoration of some officers who benefited from this year’s promotion exercise of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force.

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