Defence minister assures troops of training, equipment

The minister of defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, Abubakar has reiterated the current administration ‘s determination to equip men and officers of the Nigerian armed force to enhance their combat readiness

This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen by the Personal Assistant to the minister on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ali Mati.

According to the statement the minister also assured of training and retraining of the men and officers in the armed forces

The Minister gave the assurances in Katerina while addressing Officers and Men of Operation Hadarin Daji at the 213 Forward Operating Base, in Katsina,

He Stated that President Tinubu’s administration has recorded tremendous successes in the fight against insurgency and other related crimes in the country.

Alhaji Badaru Abubakar commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for their continue sacrifice and Patriotism and urged them to maintain the tempo.

The Minister stated that, he was fully briefed about the troops performance and assured that all needed support will be provided to discharge their constitutional mandate of depending the Sovereignty and integrity of the Nation.

The Defence Minister used the opportunity to extend President Bola Tinubu’s heartfelt sympathy over the recent touching and tragic death of Combatant soldiers in Abia state assuring that the culprits will be traced and brought to Justice.

Responding the Commanding Air Component 213 Forward Operation Hadarin Daji Katsina Air Commodore G I Jibia appreciated the Minister’s which he said has further boost the moral of the troops.

Earlier,the Minister has held an interactive discussion with the Officers and Men of the Headquarters of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and Sector 2 Joint Task Force Operation Hadarin Daji Katsina.

Mohammed Badaru also visited Nigerian Army Medical Center Katsina where he sympathised with Military Personnel who sustained various injuries during combat operation.