Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) was on Tuesday with troops of Operation Hadarin Daji at their headquarters in Gusau, Zamfara State as part of efforts to boost their morale.
His visit came on a day the Chief of Air Staff (COS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar urged personnel to fight trouble makers to the finish.
According to Army spokesman, Col Sagir Musa, Lt.Gen Buratai undertook the trip to felicitate with the troops as they marked the Eld-el-fitri in war fronts against bandits and kidnappers.
Col Musa explained in a statement that the COAS was represented by the Chief of Training and operations at the Army headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun.
Col Musa said: “The COAS, represented by the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen Lamidi Adeosun had joined other muslim faithful to this years’ Eid Fitr prayer at the Force Headquarters, Operation HADARIN DAJI in Gusua, Zamfara state.
“Maj.-Gen. Adeosun delivered the chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai’s goodwill message to officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army (1 Brigade & HADARIN DAJI) shortly after the prayers.
“He commended the troops for their dedication, sacrifices and loyalty to the nation and urged them to remain steadfast in the ongoing efforts to checkmate insurgency, banditry and other associated insecurities in Nigeria.
“At the end of the prayer session, Maj Gen Adeosun and his entourage visited Forward Operation Base in Kauran Namoda where he also conveyed the goodwill message of the Chief of Army Staff to the troops and other security agencies.”
Air Marshal Abubakar In a Sallah message, Air Marshal Abubakar lauded officers, pilots and other personnel urging them to take the battle to secure Nigeria to the backyard of troublemakers.