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Special Promotion For Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram In Sambisa

The Nigerian Army announced last night that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has approved Special Promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation Lafiya Dole who participated in Operation Deep Punch II for the clearance of Sambisa forest.

The Director Army Public relations, Brig. Gen Texas Chukwu said in a statement that the promotion was in recognition of their uncommon commitment to duty.

Brig. Gen Chukwu said: “The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has approved the release of special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE who participated in Operation DEEP PUNCH II in Sambisa Forest.

“This is in recognition of their valour and uncommon commitment to duty during the operation. A breakdown of the beneficiaries include 223 Staff Sergeants promoted to the rank of Warrant Officers, 511 Sergeants promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeants while 994 Corporals were promoted to the rank of Sergeants.”

“Others are 1064 Lance Corporals promoted to the rank of Corporals while 932 Private soldiers were appointed Lance Corporals”.