Buratai celebrates Christmas with troops, to re-organise war on terror

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has restated his promise to re-organise the ongoing “Operation Lafiya Dole’’ in the North- East in 2017.
Buratai who restated the promise when he visited troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, Mafa in Borno State ahead of the Christmas, said he would celebrate the yuletide with troops in the front-line.
He said the re-organisation was aimed at making the operation stronger and relief the fighting soldiers.
Buratai led other principal staff officers at Army Headquarters, Abuja, General Officers Commanding the various Divisions across the country and Corps Commanders to Borno and other parts of the North-East to celebrate the Christmas with the troops.
Addressing the troops in Mafa, Buratai said: “Operation Rescue Final has been quite successful. We still keep our promise of what will happen in 2017. We will make sure that we get the necessary re-organisation to make the operation much stronger and to have very good relief system for everybody.”
The army chief commended the troops for their courage and professionalism and urged them to sustain the counter-insurgency momentum.
“I have received a very, very thorough brief from your commanding officer. He has told me the brave exploit you have undertaken across your area of operation. I want to urge you to keep it up. We are all proud of you, the entire country is proud of you and indeed Mr President and Commander-In-Chief is proud of you.
“Keep doing the very good job you have been doing and we will continue to do our best to ensure that your logistics are catered for and your general welfare is also taken care of,’’ Buratai said.

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