By Henry Oladele
Lagos – The Nigerian Army has charged troops fighting insurgency under Operation LAFIYA DOLE to deal a decisive blow to rattle and dislocate remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, gave the charge in a statement issued in Lagos by the Deputy Director, 7 Division Army Public Relations, Lt.-Col. Kingsley Samuel, in Lagos.
According to the statement, the GOC, gave the charge while addressing troops deployed at Sabon Gari in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno.
He also urged them to remain vigilant and alert while conducting their routine patrols and duties within the vicinity.
“The GOC stated that his visit was at the instance of a report of Boko Haram terrorists attack on the troops location in Sabon Gari.
“He commended the soldiers for their professionalism in the discharge of their duties particularly their gallantry in repelling several Boko Haram attacks on their location.
“He sympathised with the injured and assured of adequate medical treatment for them.
“He enjoined the troops to pray for the souls of their departed colleagues and in turn take revenge by fighting to end the insurgency in the North East.
“Ezugwu observed that Sabon Gari community was a beehive of activities as a result of the peace that had returned to the area.
“He also expressed delight that the people were going about their lawful businesses.
“He vowed to continue the onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists until they surrender to Nigerian troops,” the statement said.