US Ambassador Commends Military’s Counter Insurgency Efforts

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Steward Symington has commended troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and members of their families, for the great job and sacrifice in combating insurgency and terrorism in the North East Nigeria.

Ambassador Symington gave the commendation in Maiduguri, during his visit to the headquarters, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole.

The Ambassador pointed out that only Nigerians can best fight and defeat the insurgence against the country, which could only be attained with the support of all Nigerians.

He enjoined Nigerians to take the lead in loving and caring for their country and other people will follow suit.

Meanwhile, the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor expressed appreciation to the United States military for its support and partnership with the Nigerian Military in the fight against insurgency in the North East.

He averred that Operation Lafiya Dole had made tremendous success in combating the insurgents and liberating areas that were hitherto held by the dissident group in early 2015, adding that currently, no Local Government in the north east is under control of the insurgents.

General Irabor however noted, that the fleeing insurgents have callously resorted to attacking soft targets, employing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) conveyed by vulnerable women, young girls and boys.

He disclosed that the situation is being mitigated with continuous awareness and sensitization campaign, to enlighten members of the public and shore up their security consciousness.

The Theatre Commander urged all mobilization and sensitization agencies of government to collaborate with the military in its awareness and enlightenment campaign, to further counteract Boko Haram IED attacks.

He reiterated the unwavering resolve of the officers and men of Operation Lafiya Dole to ensure that insurgency in the North East becomes a thing of the past.

Source: Channels Tv

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