Acting General Officer tasks troops to be alert, courageous


The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig. Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, has tasked troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to be alert, courageous and decisive in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.

Biu gave the charge during an operational visit to assess the combat readiness of troops of the 82 Task Force Battalion, Ngwoshe, Gwoza.

While commending the troops for their sacrifices in the protection of the nation’s territorial integrity, Biu urged them to be confident, professional and work assiduously to end insurgency and other sundry crimes in the northeast.

The commander reiterated the commitments of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to the improvement of the soldiers’ welfare.

Biu was accompanied by the Commander 47 Engineer Brigade, Brig. Gen. Ignatius Nwogu and other Principal Staff Officers.

Some of the troops locations visited by the commander included Banki Junction; Firgi; Pulka; Gwoza; and Yamteke all in Gwoza Local Government Area of the state.

The commander also interacted with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and hunters at the various locations.