The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen.Tukur Yusufu Buratai has commended the commitment and achievement of troops deployed at forwarding Operating Base at Daura, Katsina State for combating armed banditry.
In a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa said the troops also recorded success in the fight against cattle rustling, as well as kidnapping among other menaces during Operation Harbin Kunama III and ongoing Operation HADARIN DAJI in the North-Western part of Nigeria.
The COAS during his visit to the base, also disclosed that the Army has the plan to replicate the noble concept of Super Camp in the region, with the aim of projecting offensive patrols, raids, ambushes and other combat missions to tackle the security threats occasioned by the activities of bandits and other criminals elements.
He maintained that provision of logistics to enable troops to perform effectively remains his top priority.
However, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai announced that works and provision of infrastructure will soon commence on the proposed permanent site of the 171 Battalion located in Daura.
He, therefore, informs them of the introduction of Boots and Polish allowances, among other welfare packages to boost troops morale, encourage hard work and professionalism.
“There was loud ovation when the COAS conducted troops at the base to a series of push-ups,” Sagir said.
In another development, the COAS along with the Chief of Defence Staff General AG Olonisakin and other Service Chiefs have attended the commissioning of Nigerian Airforce Reference Hospital in Daura.
According to Col. Sagir Musa, they also paid Sallah greetings to President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. The COAS also paid Sallah homage to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar CFR.