Troops of 8 Task Force Division have been urged to remain disciplined and vigilant, as the Nigerian Army intensifies efforts to clear the remaining Boko Haram hideouts in the North East.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Task Force Division, Maj. Gen. Ali Nani, gave the charge when he paid operational visit to troops of 242 and 153 Battalions in their trenches in Ngolom, New Marte and Kerenoa respectively.
Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Timothy Antigha, said in a statement issued on Thursday that the GOC informed troops of the determination of the Army Headquarter to conclude ongoing operations in the theatre within the shortest possible time and demanded dedication and full cooperation of all under command.
Maj. Gen. Nani assured the troops that their patriotism, commitment and sacrifice to the nation is not in vain, as the Nigerian Army and indeed all Nigerians are appreciative of their service.
“You are doing well, we are proud of you, keep the flag flying,” he told the troops. He added that troops’ welfare will continue to receive prompt and adequate attention of the Army Headquarters.