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Army Recaptures Borno Town From Boko Haram

*As Defence Headquarters Unveils Vision For  Armed Forces

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam – The Military fighting dreaded Boko Haram insurgents Tuesday recorded another boost as they recaptured Gomboru Ngala, in Borno State, North East Nigeria, from the terrorists.

The Acting Director of Army Public Relation, Sani Usman, confirmed the development in a statement he issued today.

Usman said: “The triumphant troops are now busy with clearing and mopping up patrols”.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin has commended the field Commanders and the troops in the North East region for maintaining the momentum in their efforts to rout out terrorists “from Nigerian soul”.

CDS gave the commendation Tuesday, while holding a brief with the Principal Staff and senior officers of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ). He directed that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the Presidential directive of ending terrorism very shortly was achieved.

At a brief ceremony held at the DHQ Conference Hall Headquarters, to unveil his vision for Armed Forces, General Olonisakin confirmed the vision was “to ensure well-motivated, trained and equipped Armed Forces that is responsive to national security commitments”.

The CDS emphasized that the pursuance and drive of all operational responsibilities of the DHQ would henceforth be guided by the Vision.

He urged all personnel of the Armed Forces to redouble their efforts to ensure that all confidence reposed in the military by the country was not shaken.


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