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Army donates protective gears, mosquito nets, other items to CJTF fighting Boko Haram, ISWAP

The army said the materials were to enhance the CJTF’s complementary role in the fight against terror.

• November 19, 2021

The Nigerian Army on Friday donated protective gear and other materials to members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) combating insurgents in Borno.

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Abdulwahab Eyitayo, said the materials were to enhance their complementary role in the fight against terror.

Mr Eyitayo said the other items – fabrics, warm clothing and mosquito nets, were also to boost the morale of members of the CJTF.

Represented by Agbo Solomon, Commander, 195 Battalion, Mr Eyitayo said the items were distributed to the CJTF at Khadamari and Gogulong communities in Jere.

He said the donation was to appreciate their relentless support for Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) within the 195 Battalion Area of Responsibility (AoR).

Mr Saminu Audu, the Commander Intelligence of the CJTF, thanked the Nigerian Army for the gesture.

He said with the CJTF’s knowledge of the local terrain and language, they had been able to contribute to the successes recorded so far in the counter-insurgency operations.

The CJTF was formed in June 2013 out of necessity at the peak of the insurgency.

(NAN)

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