2,903 gallant soldiers currently fighting insurgency in the Northeastern region of Nigeria have been decorated with medals by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, in Mubi, Adamawa. The decoration, the Army Chief told soldiers at the 28 Task Force Brigade Headquarters, Mubi, on Tuesday, was part of the military tradition to boost the morale of its personnel at the war front. Burutai earlier at the Emir's palace, thanked the traditional ruler for the support given to the Brigade.
The essence of his visit to Mubi, Buratai said, was to inspect, assess the performance of personnel and motivate them in order to ensure the realisation of the December deadline. He appreciated the cooperation between hunters, vigilance groups and the Brigade, saying “the development is highly useful and should be maintained.”