The Nigerian Army has inducted combat motorbikes unit at the Headquarters of 25 Task Force Brigade, Damboa, Borno State to fight rising threat of Boko Haram’s terror outfits in the country.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai, while inducting the unit on Sunday stated that the essence of the battalion is to open and secure motorways from various towns to and fro Maiduguri and other parts of Yobe State, the Nigerian daily The National Newspaper reported Monday.
The Chief of Army Staff further said the battalion will serve as a force multiplier in the clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. He said with the induction of the unit, troops presence will be available along the roads thus keeping the roads open and safe.
Prior to the induction and launching ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff addressed troops located at Delwa and Bulabulin before arriving Damboa where he inspected a Quarter guard at the Brigade’s headquarters.
Thereafter, he was briefed by the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Lawrence Adeleke Araba, who showed him some weapons, vehicles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making machines and equipment the formation recovered when they cleared Boko Haram terrorists camps at Talala and Ajingin.
The Commander, 7 Division Garrison, Colonel Solomon Babatunde Kumapayi, also showed the COAS vehicles, weapons and Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs) his formation recovered from the terrorists at Kotokuma on Friday.
The US is building a $100 million temporary base for surveillance drones in Agadez, central Niger to defend boundaries of the West African nation from IS militants. Niger is facing the issue of incursions of IS militant group, Boko Haram and Qaeda-linked terrorists across its southern border with Nigeria
The Nigerian Air Force has set up its first indigenous Periodic Depot Maintenance center to take care of its aircrafts and eliminating capital flights. It says the centre would now take care of its aircrafts indigenously, and thereby eliminating capital flight
The United States is likely to sell its Super Tucano attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). In addition to this, the NAF will also be inducting Mi-35 helicopters and JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft and Super Mushsack trainers
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