The Army Headquarters will celebrate Christmas and New Year with troops in the north east, Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said. Buratai said the troops had invaded the Sambisa forest, where the Boko Haram insurgents hide. He said the operation was to flush out he remnants of the insurgents and rescue all abducted persons.
The Army chief also unveiled packs of bottle water provided through private initiative in appreciation of troops fighting the terrorists in the area. Buratai described the bottle water initiative for free distribution to troops as “quite historic and the first of its kind.’’
He said: “The scheme involves branding 50cl bottle water with the image of the Nigerian soldier. It has the Nigerian army logo and that of stakeholders and partners from the private sector with the words: Thank you for your service.’’
The bottle water initiative was supported by Enugu State Government with N10 million and Ebonyi Government N5 million and the Nigeria Customs Service with N1.5 million, among others.