Boko Haram: Defence Minister, Service Chiefs storm Maiduguri

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Following the continuous attack on some villages in Borno State by the Boko Haram and Islamic States of West African Province (ISWAP), terrorists, The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), on Sunday, arrived in Maiduguri on an assessment visit, accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor and other service chiefs.

Receiving the minister and his team at the headquarters of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Maiduguri, the Theatre Commander, Major General Farouq Yahaya lauded the sustained commitment shown to the operations of the theatre by the minister, chief of defence staff and service chiefs.

He said the troops were grateful for the minister’s visit to interact with them, noting that immediately after their appointments, the service chiefs, led by the chief of defence staff, visited the theatre and had been doing so regularly.

Yahaya explained that apart from collective visits by the service chiefs, led by chief of defence staff, the service chiefs also visited individually to ensure smooth operations.

Reports gathered that the minister and his team had a closed-door meeting with component commanders at the theatre headquarters during the visit which may be unconnected with the recent attack Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area in the last one week.

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