The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen, Rogers Nicholas has led a joint team of Field Commanders from Operation Lafiya Dole and Cameroonian Defence Forces to welcome and induct Cameroonian troops who arrived Gwoza to join ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in the North-East and the borders between Nigeria and Cameroon.
While formally receiving the troops into the theatre of operation on Sunday, the Theatre Commander charged them to exhibit discipline and professionalism in the discharge of their assigned tasks and duties, urging them to be courageous and display aggression towards the insurgents during operations.
He also admonished the troops to be obedient to instructions from their commanders, adding that their compliance with these instructions will facilitate the decisive defeat of the insurgents sooner than expected.
Nicholas was accompanied by the leader of the Cameroonian Defence Forces delegation, Brig.-Gen. Djonkeb Frederick, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maj.- Gen Ibrahim Yusuf, the Chief of Staff Headquarters, Theatre Command, Brigadier General IL Akinlawon and other senior military officers from both countries.
The Theatre Command’s spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement, said Nicholas along with the senior officers also inspected the equipment of the newly inducted Cameroonian troops.
The troops and their equipment were subsequently handed over to the General Officer Commanding 7 Division who is also the Commander Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole.