Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff
PHOTO CREDIT: RADIO NIGERIA
24 March, 2014
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said the ongoing counterterrorist operations in the North East was to ensure that the terrorists do not breach security in the area.
Minimah said this in Maiduguri while
addressing officers in Giwa Barracks in the course of his operational tour to check on the deployment and disposition of troops in the counterterrorist campaign covering Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
Gen Minimah, who commended the troops for their resilience in the ongoing offensive against the terrorists, also assured them that necessary efforts were being made to ensure that the troops do not lack any requirement that is vital to accelerating the success of the mission.
The Army Chief, however, warned against any form of indiscipline or mishandling of equipment available for the operation.
Minimah who was in the company of Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, also paid a morale boosting visit to the Military Hospital in Maiduguri where he interacted with the wounded.
The Commander of the hospital, Brig Gen Ike Okeke, while briefing the service chiefs, stated that most of the wounded soldiers were now in stable condition and some of them have expressed the desire to rejoin their units and colleagues in the theatre of operation.
And in a related development, the Service Chiefs also conducted a comprehensive air surveillance of the entire mission area covering Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States in addition to the direct inspection of some key locations.