Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Buhari hails Nigerian troops in Sambisa Forest, Liberia

By Ameh Comrade Godwin

Buhari-Jonathan-BurataiPresident Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the Nigerian troops currently battling Boko Haram sect in Sambisa forest as well as some troops on peacekeeping in Liberia.

Buhari, who addressed the officers via separate video conferences on Sunday to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, enjoined the Nigerian troops to maintain the standard of discipline and efficiency.

The President spoke to the Commanders in the three locations namely: Major General Victor Ezugwu, Acting GOC, 7 Division, Nigerian Army ( Sambisa Forest); Major General Salihu Uba, Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and Air Commodore Charles Owoh, Air Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Force Base Yola.

In the course of the solemn event, President Buhari spoke via video-conferencing to Nigeria troops in SAMBISA FOREST, UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN LIBERIA (UNMIL) AND THE AIR FORCE BASE IN YOLA.

Addressing the soldiers in Sambisa forest, Buhadi said, “Goodmorning officers and men of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army. You have done Nigeria a great pride. Your success was received spontaneously by all Nigerians. I congratulate you and thank you very much for the honour done to the country and to us. Well done! I wish you and your families well and I hope that you are in touch with your families. I wish you more success and please maintain the standard of discipline and efficiency. Thank you very much indeed.” ‎

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.