The GOC of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig General Victor Ezugwu is seeking stronger collaboration with local hunters with better understanding of the terrains in the North East who voluntarily collaborate with the Army in some of the remote towns.
With the counter-insurgency war code-named “Operation Lafiya Dole” suffering setback since the rains started, especially with some of the terrains getting inaccessible for troops, Ezugwu said that the Division would provide the local hunters with cartridges for their supporting role in the war.
“I am very happy the way you are working with the Army here. You should continue because now that the rainy season is here, what these criminals would do is to cease operation but we will want to go after them inside the forest,” he told the local vigilante.
General Ezugwu said this while on a 3-day operational tour of formations and units within 7 Division Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Some of the areas he visited include 121 Task Force Battalion Pulka, ‘A’ Company of 143 Rangers Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade in Mubi, Adamawa State and 114 Task Force Battalion in Bitta.