The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Isiaka Amao feted troops of the Joint Task Force “OPERATION HADIN KAI” to a buffet lunch to celebrate Christmas.
Addressing the troops at a Christmas feast on Saturday in Maiduguri, Yahaya lauded the troops for the recent successes recorded in the Northeast theatre of operation.
Yahaya reitrated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari towards enhancing the capacity of the Armed Forces through provision of modern arms, vehicles and equipments to ensure that the war was brought to logical conclusion within shortest possible time.
“The fact that his Excellency, Mr President has visited Borno twice within the year and made time to address troops in spite of his tight schedule underlined his commitment to this operation.
“The recent mass delivery of heavy equipments in the theatre is a testament of the president resolved to end insurgency and all forms of insecurity in our dear nation,” he said.
The COAS said the Christmas lunch with the troops including wounded soldiers and widows of fallen heroes, provided a unique opportunity to appreciate the sacrifice, loyalty and camaraderie of the troops in the theatre and other operations across the country.
On COVID-19 pandemic, Yahaya urged the troops to always observe prescribed safety protocols, adding that the military authority would ensure routine fumigation and disinfection of barracks.
In his remarks, Amao, also applauded the gallantry of the troops and assured the theatre of sustain air support for succeessful operations.