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Buhari pleased with troops` performance in North East – Gen. Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, says that  President Muhammadu Buhari is happy with the troops performance in the fight against insurgents in the North East.

Irabor stated this on Thursday in Maiduguri while addressing troops at the headquarters of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai.

“The Commander in Chief is happy with you and has asked me to relay to you to keep up the standard and momentum that you are displaying in the north east operation,” Irabor said.

The CDS also lauded the successes being recorded by the troops, adding that it was based on their sense of patriotism and resilience.

He said that the troops` performance showed the true manifestation of the training provided to them.

Irabor said that commanders in the theatre were putting final touches for more onslaughts on remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP.

“You must ensure that the criminals wherever they are hiding you smoke them out

“I know that you will do that, very soon we will be back to celebrate together,” Irabor said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CDS also held a meeting with the Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, GOC 7 Division, Maj. Gen. Waidi Shuaibu and other operational commanders.

He also interacted with wounded soldiers at the military hospital in Maimalari Cantonment. (NAN)

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