By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)@CeleOkaf11

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has commended the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for routing the Boko Haram terrorists in the Marte axis of Borno State.

The breakthrough by the Air Task Force followed an encounter/ambush by troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO against Boko Haram terrorists when they attempted to the troop's location at the outskirts of Marte, in Borno State, during which the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE played a decisive/commendable role in the destruction of 7 terrorists' gun trucks and decimation of an unconfirmed number of the insurgents.

A statement on Saturday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sagir Musa, said the "Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai, hereby appreciates and commends the troops, especially the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE for their heroic and patriotic actions which resulted in the successes recorded.

"He urged them to maintain the momentum and expedite actions to ensure the speedy final defeat of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Nigeria", the DAPR statement said. NNL.

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