The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI, Major General Waidi Shaibu has appreciated the troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, MAFA for their efforts in thwarting a midnight attack by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on the town in the early hours of Sunday, March 19, 2023.
General Shaibu gave the commendation during an operational visit to the troops on March 21, 2023 and applauded their tenacity and fierce fighting spirit during the encounter.
The GOC described their tenacity as one of the hallmarks of soldiering while lauding the concerted efforts of the troops in not only defending MAFA town but for successfully neutralizing scores of the attackers in collaboration with fighter aircraft, Air Component Operation HADIN KAI causing the hasty retreat of any surviving terrorists.
General Shaibu also used the operational visit to charge all troops of 7 Division/Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI to remain resilient and alert to deal decisively with the remnants of boko haram and ISWAP terrorists within the Area of Operations.
The General thereafter extended the commendation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, to the troops, for their conduct in foiling the attack on MAFA town. He further emphasized the COAS’ directives for troops to go after the remnants of terrorists not leaving out their hideouts and enclaves.
He admonished the troops to remain courageous, disciplined, vigilant and professional, urging them to eschew all acts inimical to the actualization of set operational objectives.