COAS commissions roads, office projects, inspects recovered items

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Taroreed Alagbaja, has commissioned two road projects and HQ 47 BB Office Complex at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

He also inspected recovered and captured items from dry session operations in Sambisa Forest.

He assured of his leadership stance concerning welfare of troops while commending the headquarter officers and soldiers for the successes recorded and pledged to continue to support the command to achieve its mandate with the provision of equipment to professionally finish the war.

Lt. Gen. Alagbaja could not hide his excitement with the initiative and engineering works done in refurbishing the recovered items, noting that, they could be put to use by the various formations of the JTF theater command headquarters operations .

The Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai JTF Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Maj.-Gen. Shaibu Wahidi, in his remarks, said several items were recovered and captured. He displayed arms, ammunitions, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, APC, trucks, Carter, heavy long vehicles, armoured cars and four wheel pick up jeeps , RPGs, machine guns, AK49 and AK-47 rifles.

Others include tractors and bullets among others recovered from Boko Haram terrorists and refurbished by military engineers and electricians as well as panel beaters and welders among others for the inspection of Chief of Army Staff at 212 Battalion Parade Ground, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri on Monday.

Gen. Shaibu said,’ the Chief of Army Staff sir, the command recently subscribed for some buildings in your illustrious initiative of Affordable Home Ownership Option for All (AHOOA) – Soldiers.

“This is to modestly appreciate some of the soldiers who are eminently qualified and have distinguished themselves during the dry season offensive operations. The initiative is to also encourage more troops to remain committed and steadfast in the fight against insurgency.

“The concept of showcasing these assets captured and recovered from the insurgents is to discourage the usual practice of adding more to equipment graveyards,” he stated.