- Nigerian Army has started rotation of overstayed troops in the north-east
- The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General TY Buratai had promised that the troops would be rotated in every six months
- Army also reassured the troops on their welfare and that of their families
Soldiers from 29 Battalion of the 6 Division, who had served in various units of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-east, have returned to their main unit, Port Harcourt.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Army spokesperson, SK Usman said that soldiers of 29 Battalion based in Port Harcourt, have been rotated and returned to their main unit amidst cheers and jubilation from their families and colleagues.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General TY Buratai had promised that overstayed troops operating in the northeast as part of Operation Lafiya Dole would be rotated in six months.
He said: “The troops have served in various units under Operation Lafiya Dole where they contributed immensely to the successes of routing out and defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
“In his address to the returnee troops, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Nigerian Army, Major General EO Udoh, welcomed the troops back to their unit after a successful tour of duty in the North East and applauded them for their selfless sacrifices to the nation.
He further enjoined them to pray for their colleagues who are still in the theatre for God’s protection and continued victory over the remnants of the enemies of our great nation, Boko Haram terrorists.
The GOC further reassured the troops on their welfare and that of their families. He also enjoined the troops to remain professional in discharging their duties with the love of their country at heart as they would soon be deployed for the Division’s routine operations after their disembarkation leave.
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The rotation of overstayed soldiers in Operation Lafiya Dole is ongoing as more troops are being inducted while those that stayed long are de-inducted from the theatre of operations.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai has assured Nigerians that the insurgency in the North-East will come to an end in 2017.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of the Air Force giving an update of its fight against Boko Haram: