Operation HADIN KAI: Defence Minister assures troops of more equipment
By Matthew Eloyi
The Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (Rtd) has assured troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI of supply of more equipment and logistics for operational enhancement, as they combat terrorism and insurgency in northeast Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu on Saturday.
According to the statement, the Defence Minister made this known during his operational and assessment visit to the Headquarters, Theater Command Operation HADIN KAI in Maiduguri on Friday.
The statement added that the Minister, who was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs and the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) disclosed that they were in the theatre to jointly assess ongoing operations and facilitate the progress of other operations across the country for security, peace and development.
“We are fully committed in providing all the necessary resources to enable you to do your job professionally to the best of your ability. We have all seen your commitment and we are proud of you,” General Magashı was quoted to have said.
Brigadier-General Nwachukwu said the Minister expressed optimism that success is near and that with sustained determination and commitment, the insurgency will be brought to an end. He commended the overall performance of the Nigerian Military in the fight against insurgency in the North East.
He added that the Minister also commissioned a set of twin buildings, newly constructed as transit accommodation for officers of Headquarters Joint Task Force North East OPHK.