Operational Tour: Army Chief Lays Wreath, Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes in Mongunu

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja today Saturday 2 September 2023 laid a wreath in honour of officers and soldiers who paid the supreme price fighting terrorism and insurgency in defence of Nigeria.

Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu made this known in a press statement that the COAS laid the wreath at a x Cenotaph in the northern Borno town, Mongunu, the Headquarters Sector 3 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI, as he continued his  operational tour of the North East theatre of Operations. 

Addressing combined troops of Sector 3 and the Hybrid Force, Gen Lagbaja pointed out, that it is very significant to pay tribute and lay wreath in memory and honour of gallant officers and soldiers, who paid the supreme price to defend and  extricate the North East from the strangulating hold of ISWAP/ Boko Haram terrorists.

He assured the troops that the transformation currently sweeping through the Nigerian Army in terms of proficient training, adequate equipment and welfare, will leave no   Army formation or unit untouched. 

He added, that amenities in Army Cantonments and Barracks will be revolutionized to bring succour to personnel and their families. 

He charged them to sustain the onslaught against the insurgents and restore sanity in the Lake Chad region and northern Borno. Gen Lagbaja urged the troops to be resolute and not to rest on their oars, as the war against terrorism and insurgency rages.

Earlier, the Commander Sector 3 JTF NE Operation HADIN KAI, Brigadier General WM Dangana had briefed the COAS on ongoing  Operations Desert/ Lake Sanity ll, as well as Operation Harbin Zuma to clear the insurgents from the Tumbuns (Islands) and the Lake Chad basin.

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