The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has enjoined troops of the 133 Special Forces Battalion, Azare, Bauchi State, to redouble their efforts to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
Buratai gave the charge on Wednesday when he visited the battalion headquarters, as part of his operational visit to theatres of operations.
While addressing the officers and men of the battalion, he commended them for their efforts in different operations in the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones.
The COAS also conveyed the appreciation of the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, to the troops for their contributions toward the nation’s peace, security and development.
Buratai, who enjoined the troops to remain focused, also encouraged them not to be distracted in their patriotic struggles to secure the nation.
The COAS was briefed by the Commanding Officer, Capt. A.W. Arumse, on the operational, administrative and logistics state of the battalion.
Buratai also inspected completed and ongoing projects in the barracks, including its renovated medical facility.