Defence Minister Commends Army for Restoring Peace in North-East

The Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has commended the dedication and contributions of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation HADIN KAI troops in its endeavour to fully restore peace in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, on the Army’s X handle, on Wednesday, November 29.

Part of the statement reads: “The Honourable Minister of Defence Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has eulogised the troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI for their commitment and effort towards ensuring that peace is fully restored in North East Nigeria.

“The Minister gave the commendation on Tuesday 28 November 2023, while addressing troops of JTF NE Operation HADIN KAI at the 212 Battalion parade ground in Maimalari Military Cantonment Maiduguri.

“The Defence Minister disclosed that his visit to the frontline was in line with the directive of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,:to conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the challenges confronting troops in the frontline with a view to providing solutions.

He assured the troops of the President’s commitment towards ensuring that the welfare of troops was a topmost priority of his government.

“While in Borno, Abubakar paid a visit to the governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum, in his office where he expressed appreciation on behalf of the Federal Government for his continuous support to the Nigerian Military in their remarkable effort in the fight against the remnants of Boko Haram and their ISWAP counterparts.

“The Minister also proceeded to pay a visit to the wounded in action personnel receiving treatment at the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital”, it stated.

Source: X | HQNigerianArmy