The Honourable Minister of Defence, Maj. -Gen. Bashir Magashi (retired), has assured troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) of the continued support of the federal government, this is as he stated that more equipment and other logistics will be made available in ending insurgency and indeed other criminalities across the country.
Magashi who made an assessment visit to the troop on Sunday at Maiduguri, was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor and Service Chiefs.
Receiving the Minister and his team at the Headquarters OPLD in Maimalari Cantonment, the Theatre Commander (TC ), Maj. -Gen. Farouq Yahaya, lauded the sustained commitment shown to the operation by the Minister, CDS and Service Chiefs, adding that troops were grateful for the Minister’s visit to interact with them.
He noted that immediately after their appointments, the Service Chiefs, led by the CDS, visited the theatre and had been doing so regularly.
Gen. Yahaya explained that apart from collective visits by the Service Chiefs, led by CDS, the Service Chiefs also visited individually to ensure smooth operations.
Security Watch Africa reports that the TC also presented a detailed brief on the operation covering updates, deployments, challenges and projections of the operation.
Similarly, the CDS and Service Chiefs contributed in their remarks, while the Minister conveyed the appreciation of Mr President for their efforts and sacrifices.
Highlight of the visit include visit to Wounded-In-Action troops admitted at 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital where the Minister interacted with them.
He promised to support the various services to improve on the welfare of troops.