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Anti Terrorism: Govt Fetes Troops On Christmas Day


Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Ali

Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Ali

The Minister of Defiance, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), has assured troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast geo-political zone of government’s readiness to provide “logistics and intelligences” needed to end insurgency.

Dan-Ali disclosed this Friday in Damaturu, at a Christmas Lunch prepared for troops fighting terrorism and insurgency in the North East.

Although, he acknowledged some of the challenges facing Operation Lafiya Dole, he said: “Most of the challenges our troops are facing in the ongoing war theatres are being addressed by the
Federal Government, including welfares of soldiers in the battlefields to boost their Morales.”

He, therefore, urged the troops to remain committed to the war against Insurgency, for peace to reign in the affected states of Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe and the entire country.

“While your welfare need is being addressed, I urge
you to continue to adhere to all the rules of engagement in your operations. I want you all to note that your actions and inactions will be accounted for; you must therefore respect the rights of people in your host communities,” he said.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olanisakin, also commended Troops fighting on different fronts across the country for their sacrifices.

He said their contributions to the defeat of Boko Haram
Terrorists would not be forgotten in a hurry.

He, however, urged the soldiers in the battlefields not to relent in their efforts to effectively end this insurgency that has claimed many property and lives in the region.

“We are gradually moving into 2016, therefore, we must not rest on our oars to win the war. As we move into 2016. I want to enjoin you to be more determined to reclaim all lost territories.”

On his part, he said: “We will do our best to ensure that all Logistics and welfare required prosecuting the war to a logical Conclusion were provided to each and every one of you engaged in this war against terrorists and their activities in Northeast.”

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