Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has commended the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole for their efforts in restoring peace and security to the State and the North East in general.
Buni gave the commendation on Friday at the Christmas Luncheon organised for the troops by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, in Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Bunu Yadi.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Idi Gubana, said the security situation in the State had greatly improved in recent times owing to the commitment of the military and other security agencies.
He said the efforts of the troops to put an end to indiscriminate termination of lives of innocent citizens. Adding that the troops had provided an enabling environment and support on which the government activities are thriving.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff Yusuf Tukur Buratai said the occasion was also to appreciate the doggedness and resilience of all Nigerian army officers and soldiers confronting various security challenges bedeviling the country.
Buratai reassured the troops that the high command of the military will continue to re-evaluate the welfare packages of the Nigerian army to ensure they meet the best standards and internationally practices.
Buratai urged the troops to also pray for the rest of the souls of their gallant troop who dead on their duties.