Buratai in Gwoza, climbs to peak of mountain

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai has visited the Nigerian Police Force Training College at Limankara-Gwoza.

A statement from the Army headquarters on Wednesday said the visit is part of Operations visit to the North-East.

The Army Chief also climbed to the peak of the rugged mountains during his visit to 144 Task Force Battalion in Madagali on his way to Gwoza township for the historic Nigerian Army Social Activities (WASA) and Medal Parade 2019.

The statement said the college is one of the critical institutions overran by the BokoHaram terrorists during the peak of their nefarious activities in Borno State in August 2014.

“The Limankara village where the college is located and indeed the entire Gwoza LGA was under the control of the terrorists for months before the troops of Nigerian Army recapture the area in 2015.

“Lt.-Gen. T. Y. Buratai was on his way to Gwoza from 23 Brigade Yola where he commissioned some projects as part of his operations visit to the north east Theatre of operations.

“During the visit, it was observed that normalcy has since returned to the town with the residents chanting in excitement while the rebuildg works at the college have reached advanced stages of completion.

“The Chief of Army Staff was conducted round the college by the police officers in the college.

“Limankara-Gwoza is the site of the Nigerian Police Force Training College close to Gwoza township the location of the Headquarters of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State where the Nigerian Army Social Activities and Medal Parade 2019 were successfully conducted on the 30th of December 2019.”
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