MNJTF commander presents medals to 850 troops of Operation Hadin Kai

Maj. Gen Kalifa presenting medal of honor to troops of Operation Hadin Kai

By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –

The Force Commander, Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Major General Abdul-Kalifa Ibrahim has presented medals to the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Major General Wahidi Shuabu and 850 troops of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, who participated in Operation Kaje Sanity in the Northeast.

Presenting the medals at the 7 Division headquarters, Maiduguri, Major General Ibrahim said the occasion was to appreciate and recognise the contribution of the troops in the just concluded Operation Lake Sanity.

NATIONAL ACCORD reports that the 850 personnel of the sector 1, Operations Hadin Kai were parts of the 6,000 troops that participated in the Operation Lake Sanity of the MNJTF.

The Force Commander said: “I am here in Maiduguri, as parts of my operational visit to the Theater Operation.Hadin Kai, I met with.the troops of Air component and appreciated them for their air support in terms of air cover, logistics and evacuation of injured troops.

“Today I am here to appreciate and present medals to the troops of the sector 1 Operation Hadin.Kai for their contrition to the just concluded operation Lake Sanity”.

“As a result of the Lake Sanity successes, over 100,000 people were resettled back to the northern part of the state , Lake region. Farming and business activities have returned to Baga, Bsnki, Kirenoaa, Cross Kauwa in Nigeria, Amchide in Cameroon, and other parts of Niger Republic and Chad. Schools, hospitals and business have picked up in these areas.”

While assuring of their determination to end insurgency, the Force Commander said ” I want to assure you that we are going to continue to work hard until we end insurgency in Borno, Northeast and the Lake Chad region in general. “.

” I Want to use this opportunity to call on the insurgents in the bush to use the opportunity given to them by the Federal Government’s Operation Safe Heaven to surrender to our troops, and join over 80,000 surrenders Boko Haram insurgents that are currently undergoing de-radicalization exercise. I will assure them that nothing will happen to them “, the force commander added.

Maj. Gen. Kalifa addressing military troops.

He also thanked the service chiefs, especially the Chief of Defence staff, General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Faruk Yahaya, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Isiaka Amao for their continued support and commitment to the operation.

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