Thursday, July 18, 2024

Operation Desert Sanity: Our troops did wonderfully well, army chief says

Mr Lagbaja said this in an interview with journalists in Maiduguri.

• June 18, 2024
Troops of Operation Forest Sanity

The Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, has described the performance of troops in the recent operations to clear the remnants of terrorists in the North-East as outstanding.

Mr Lagbaja said this in an interview with journalists in Maiduguri, where he celebrated Eid-el Kabir with the troops of the North-East Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai.

Mr Lagbaja assured the troops of sustained support in continuing to deliver on their assigned tasks of restoring peace and security in the region and Nigeria in general.

“My visit to the Theatre Command this afternoon is to come and say thank you to the troops for their wonderful performances during the just-concluded phases of ‘Operation Desert Sanity 3,’ ‘Lake Sanity 2,’ and ‘Mountain Sanity 2′,” Mr Lagbaja said.

He added, “My assessment of how the troops have performed is drawn from the report I have there from Army headquarters indicating the number of terrorists neutralised, victims rescued, and weapons and other physical equipment recovered.

“You can see the display of these materials, including weapons that were recovered by the troops at the parade ground, which drive home the performance of the troops.”

The army chief lauded the ingenuity of the theatre command, through its mechanical and electrical engineering unit, in repairing most of the damaged equipment recovered from the terrorists.

He noted that these vehicles could further enhance the operations of units and formations in the zone.

While in Maiduguri, the army chief, who had lunch with the troops, inaugurated office complexes and road projects at the Maimalari Cantonment.

He was also taken on a guided tour of items recovered from terrorists in recent operations.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”



NAFDAC destroys N18 million expired drugs in Katsina

He said some of the expired drugs weighing about 15 metric tonnes were willingly submitted by the owners, while some were seized.

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)


NLC threatens nationwide protest over alleged attack on ASUU, SSANU members by Abuja CP

The NLC condemned the police commissioner’s action and threatened to protest nationwide if he failed to urgently apologise for trampling on both unions’ rights.

NLC, TUC protest


NLC condemns police for restricting peaceful NASU, SSANU protest in Abuja

“In light of this, we demand an immediate police apology to NASU and SSANU members whom they violated.”

Bright Edafe


Police nab hotelier, rescue 35 trafficked victims in Delta

Mr Edafe said the 35 victims, rescued on Monday in a hotel, included 23 teenagers.

Senator Uba Sani


Pro-Uba Sani thugs handcuff DanBilki Komanda, flog him for criticising governor

A video surfaced on social media showing Mr Komanda in handcuffs as he was severely beaten by individuals who frowned at his criticisms of Mr Sani.