The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on Saturday in Damboa, Borno State inducted a combat motorbike battalion at the Nigerian Army Headquarters of 25 Task Force Brigade.
While inducting the unit, General Buratai said the essence of the battalion is to open and secure motorways from various towns to and from Maiduguri and other parts of Yobe State.
According to him, the battalion will serve as a force multiplier in the clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, adding that with the induction of the unit, troops presence will be available along the roads thus keeping the roads open and safe.
Prior to the induction and launching ceremony, Buratai met with troops located at Delwa and Bulabulin before arriving Damboa where he inspected a Quarter Guard at the Brigade’s headquarters.
He was briefed by the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Lawrence Adeleke Araba, who showed him some weapons, vehicles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making machines and equipment the formation recovered when they cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Talala and Ajingin recently.
Earlier, the Commander of the 7 Division Garrison, Colonel Solomon Babatunde Kumapayi also showed the General Buratai some vehicles, weapons and Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs) his formation recovered from the terrorists at Kotokuma on Friday.
General Buratai also visited 254 Task Force Battalion, Sabon Gari located along Damboa-Biu road where addressed the troops.
The Nigerian Army has also launched the second set of 100 wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorists.