In Pictures: Up goes Nigerian flag in Gamboru-Ngala

In Pictures: Up goes Nigerian flag in Gamboru-Ngala

Friday, September 11, 2015 1:59 am


Nigeria’s army chief, Lt. General Tukur Buratai visited the frontline of the country’s war against misguided Boko Haram insurgents in Gamboru Ngala, a border town with Cameroon on Wednesday.

Buratai  warned troops  against being complacent , adding that the war was not over until all terrorists and their commanders had laid down their arms and surrender to the military.

He said that the terrorists still plant Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and attack isolated communities and urged the troops to ensure that they stop the terrorists.

While in Gamboru, the COAS performed a symbolic ceremony of hoisting Nigeria’s national flag at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon to the admiration of the locals.

“This signifies the restoration of Nigeria’s authority and complete possession of its territory within the area. I commend our troops for the feat of recapturing the strategic and economic town of Gomboru Ngala. This is in line with the vision and the mission of the Nigerian Army of defending the territorial integrity of our great nation,, ’’uratai said.

He laetr decorated Muhammed Ali, an officer that was granted accelerated promotion from Major to Lt. Col. for his courage and exceptional performance in the operation.

 

Here are some images from the visit

Nigeria's flag goes up in Gamboru Ngala

Nigeria’s flag goes up in Gamboru Ngala

A Boko Haram flag in a part of the town

A Boko Haram flag in a part of the town, before it was removed

Nigerian troops comb the bush for Boko Haram

Nigerian troops comb the bush for Boko Haram

General Buratai with some Nigerian soldiers

General Buratai with some Nigerian soldiers

happy troops with the Nigerian flag

happy troops with the Nigerian flag

Gamboru residents also troop out to welcome Nigerian soldiers

Gamboru residents also troop out to welcome Nigerian soldiers

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