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Shehu of Bama hails troops for restoring peace in his Emirate

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Shehu of Bama hails troops for restoring peace in his Emirate

The Shehu of Bama, Borno State, Alhaji Umar Kyari Umar El-Kanemi and the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) Brigadier General Abubakar Haruna during a courtesy visit at his palace

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

The Shehu of Bama, Borno State, Alhaji Umar Kyari Umar El-Kanemi has commended troops of the 7 Division Nigerian Army deployed under 21 Special Armoured Brigade (SAB) for the restoration of peace in his Emirate.

The Shehu gave the commendation on Sunday when the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) Brigadier General Abubakar Haruna paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Bama.

The Shehu also congratulated General Haruna on his appointment as the Acting GOC 7 Division and assured him of his full support.

He lauded the efforts of the GOC and his troops for their sacrifices and commitment which he says has brought relative peace in the Emirate.

He affirmed that the efforts put in place by the Nigerian Army have paved the way for socio-economic activities to thrive.

He promised that the Emirate would continue to collaborate with the military toward the restoration of total peace in his Emirate and the state at large.

In a similar vein, the GOC appreciated the warm reception accorded to his team by the Emir despite the short notice.

He assured the monarch of the Division’s continuous cooperation and synergy with the good people of Bama.

He further assured the monarch that the Sector, and indeed the Division, under his watch, would continue to carry out its assigned responsibilities with determination and fervor.

In a related development, the GOC equally paid an operational and familiarization visit to Headquarters 21 SAB, Bama, to assess the operational posture of troops in the Brigade’s Area of Responsibility (AOR).

On arrival, the GOC was received by the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General SS Diwa who briefed him on the Brigade’s operational activities.

In his remarks, the GOC expressed satisfaction with the performance of the troops in effectively securing their AOR, lauding them for dominating and denying the insurgents any freedom of action.

He thereafter charged them to maintain an aggressive and offensive posture, while also sustaining the momentum in ensuring the all-round defeat of the Terrorists.

At the end of the brief, the GOC proceeded to the 151 Task Force Battalion deployed at Banki Junction.

He was received and briefed on arrival by the Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel NP Ochasi.

The GOC thereafter addressed the troops and thanked them for the feat achieved.

He urged the troops to sustain the momentum.

Present during the visit were the Commander, 21 SAB, Brigadier General SS Diwa, Commander 47 Engineer Brigade, Brigadier General AO Kazeem, Commander 57 Signal Brigade, Brigadier General EN Akpan, amongst other formations and Unit Commanders as well as Principal Staff Officers of headquarters 7 Division.

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