Troops fix potholes, clear bushes in bid to ease movement, checkmate Boko Haram

Posted by News Express | 21 July 2017 | 1,064 times

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•Troops filling potholes in Borno. Photo: Nigerian Army.

 Troops of formations under 7 Division in Operation LAFIYA DOLE have engaged in massive filling of pot holes and extensive clearing of vegetation to ensure security of persons, goods and services along various routes within the Division Area of Responsibility in Borno State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday in Maiduguri by Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division.

He said: “Troops of 21 Brigade intensified efforts on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 to fill bad portions along Road Bule Yobe to Darajamel. The formation’s effort is in line with the Division’s overall intention of denying the Boko Haram Terrorists freedom of action and facilitate unhindered movement along the routes.”

The gesture, according to the statement, is meant to ensure safety of the road for troops, civilian vehicles and humanitarian relief trucks. The statement said: “Already, troops of 21 Brigade had earlier laboured vigorously and successfully filled several other pot holes with concrete along Road Banki Junction through Frigi up to Pulka and Gwoza.

“Simlarly,  troops of 192 Battalion of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with Armed Forces Strike Force Battalion and locals in Delwa carried out road shoulders  clearance of vegetation along Road Delwa/Bulabulin.

“In another development, troops of 103 Battalion has fixed pot holes and is engaged in shoulders clearance of vegetation along Road Kunduga to Bama axis.

“The Division has continued to support the formations with logistics and others necessary assistance to favourably accomplish the tasks.”


Source: News Express

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