Former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (retd), has said that retired military officers in the country were behind troops fighting insurgency in Nigeria’s North-East.
Speaking as a guest during the 2019 West African Social Activities of the Army Headquarters Garrison, which held at Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, over the weekend, Marwa whose community, Michika in Adamawa State had witnessed several Boko Haram attacks in recent times, noted that troops were fighting under difficult conditions like bad weather and marshy terrain replete with mines.
He said, “We retired officers appreciate the difficulty of the counter-insurgency operation. We recognise the difficulty, commitment, and doggedness as well as sacrifices of our troops.
“Please be aware and know that we retired officers are 100 per cent with you and are ready at all times to offer our advice if needed in tackling the counter-insurgency operation. We also appreciate the widows and their families for the sacrifices.”
Describing the 2019 AHQ Garrison WASA as one of the best he had witnessed both as a serving and retired military officer, General Marwa advised youths in military barracks to be hardworking, religious, respectful and follow the path of discipline.
The Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Maj.-Gen. James Gwazs Kalifa Myam, in his address said the Army Headquarters Garrison had a very successful year 2019.
According to him, they were prioritising the welfare of personnel so as to boost morale and produce better results in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists