The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has given automatic promotion to two soldiers from 21 Brigade at Bama, Borno State where he not only hailed their performance against Boko Haram, but also commended them for gallantry.

It would be recalled that troops from the brigade had liberated Bama from Boko Haram terrorists after a fierce battle leading to the death of scores of the terrorists while a cache of arms and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials were recovered.

The Army Chief, in a statement through Lt. Colonel Aminu Illyasu, reminded the soldiers of their mandate and deadline to clear the insurgents within their area of operation before the end of December.

The statement said, “Highlight of the visit was the promotion and decoration of two soldiers of the brigade for their gallantry, dedication and loyalty from the rank of Lance Corporal to Corporal, an event that further lifted the morale of not only the beneficiaries but the whole Brigade.

“The elevated soldiers are Corporal Thomas Orim of 202 Battalion and Corporal Abubakar Usman Usman of 150 Task Force Battalion.”

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