The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Iraboh has addressed troops at the Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri, Borno state on Saturday.
He said the Armed Forces were working to achieve the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle insurgency and other criminal activities.
He commended the dedication and resilience of troops despite what he called ‘drawbacks’ they encounter in the line of duty.
“That did not deter you… you remained committed, you remained resilient, it is worthy of commendation. I thought it was necessary for me to express it to you”.
General Iraboh assured that Nigerian troops would in no distant future dominate Lake Chad and other enclaves occupied by the insurgents.
They subsequently visited troops recuperating at the 7 Division Hospital.
Earlier, the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Farouq Yahaya said the visit, the second since their appointment, demonstrated the resolve of the Service Chiefs to the counter insurgency operations.
General Lucky Iraboh was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Auwal Gambo, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Defence Intelligence and other principal staff officers from Defence and Service headquarters.