By Imam Ibrahim
The Nigerian Army has retaken the economically strategic town of Gomboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram militants.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relation, Sani Usman, confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday.
Usman in a tweet via the Nigerian Army twitter handle @HQNigerianArmy, stated that, “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 soil”.
Speaking at an audience with the Principal Staff and senior officers of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Olonisakin directed that all hands must be on deck to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive of ending terrorism within shortest possible time is achieved.
At a brief ceremony held at the DHQ Conference Hall Headquarters, to unveil his vision for Armed Forces, General Olonisakin said the vision aimed “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.