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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Buhari Urges Troops To Provide Intelligence On Chibok

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged troops fighting insurgency in the north eastern part of the country to work assiduously and supply intelligence on the whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls as he interacted with and watched them in the theatre of operations through live streaming.

The President’s interaction with the troops, which was part of events that took place as the country marked this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja, was made possible through a new Army communication technology known as Eagle Mobile Command Post, which came alive amidst applause from the audience.

The technology afforded the President the opportunity to see the Beechcraft King aircraft as it carried out surveillance of the entire area.

The President told the troops that “the nation is anxiously waiting for you to supply the intelligence on the whereabouts of the Chibok girls, and the ground forces to develop the strategies to recover them. So, we all wish you the best of 2016.”

He further told them: “We have just concluded the parade; it was a successful one and I am very pleased with this innovation, which I did not know about before. It’s quite impressive and a morale booster; I congratulate you indeed. Well, I hope you are being able to cope in spite of the weather there. It is dusty; it is cold and from the report I have been receiving, I am very impressed and congratulate you for your best in the circumstances. Thank you very much indeed.”

He told the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Major General Hassan Umaru to “please tell the troops that we are quite concerned here about their performance and the rest of the nation and I hope they are in touch with their respective families back at home.

“I assure you the government is doing its best to ensure that they are provided with the best that is possible in terms of military hardware and efficiency in logistics, to pay all allowances so that your families will be happy back in the barracks. Thank you very much”, he said.

The President was shown live visuals of the operation by the Air Force component Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Vice Marshal Bayo Amao, as troops moved into Bita, Gwoza and Sambisa and most of the areas recovered by the troops in the North East region.

January 15th every year is dedicated to the remembrance of Nigerian military officers and men who died in service to the nation and their surviving colleagues who have retired from active service.

The event was held at the National Arcade where about 400 officers and members of the Armed Forces and Legion filed out for the parade.

The Guardian

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