Nigerian Army: 37 gallant troops fighting Boko Haram promoted


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No fewer than 37 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast have been promoted.

The 37 officers were selected for special recognition after the assessment of the operations of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents.

Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations media coordinator, said the officers listed for the reward will be given Special Letters of Commendation.

Below is a list of the officers and the soldiers:

Brigadier General Olufemi Oluyede – Commander 27 Task Force Brigade,

Brigadier General Ahmadu Mohammed – the immediate past Commander 26 Task Force Brigade Gwoza

Colonel Mohammed Babayo – Commandant Army Super Camp Benisheik

Lieutenant Colonel Isah Yusuf – Commanding Officer 158 Task Force Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Abayomi Biobaku – Commanding Officer 159 Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Maigari – Commanding Officer 251 Task Force Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Tajudeen Lamidi – Commanding Officer 192

Battalion Major Micheal Ndubuisi – Army Headquarters Strike Group

Major Abdullahi Muhammad – 212 Battalion

Captain Emeka Chukwu – Headquarters Theatre Command

Captain Audu Kure – 192 Battalion Captain Alhassan Abdulkadir – 192 Battalion

Captain Festus Fatunberu – 212 Battalion Captain Haruna Dabai – Headquarter 7 Division

Lieutenant Baba Mala – 3 Battalion (Main)

Lieutenant Osazee Asemota – 144 Battalion

Lieutenant Jeremiah Abomchi – 212

Battalion and Lieutenant Suleiman Kirikpo – 231

Battalion Staff Sergeant Aminu Ashiru – Headquarter Sector 2

Staff Sergeant Isah Umar – 19 Battalion (Main)

Corporal Udom Innocent – Headquarters Theatre Command

Corporal Tochukwu Okongwu – Mobile Strike Team 5

Corporal Kabiru Sule – Headquarter Sector 2

Corporal Bala Yahaya – Sector 3 Military Intelligent Brigade

Corporal Bello Yakubu – Army Special Forces

Command Bombadier Ayuba Nyajon – 376 Mixed Artillery Regiment Lance

Corporal Marafa Mohammed- 212 Battalion Lance

Corporal Faruk Mohammed – 212 Battalion Lance

Corporal Ekiozgha Tobias – 115 Battalion

Private Hamisu Danbaba – 109 Special Forces Battalion

Private Adeyemo Tunde – 123 Special Forces Battalion

Yunusa Abdulazeez – 123 Special Forces Battalion

Private Akinpelu Babatunde – 123 Special Forces Battalion Private

Akinyemi Caleb – 123 Special Forces Battalion Private

Omilani Ojo – 123 Special Forces Battalion Private

Murtala Sani – 123 Special Forces Battalion Private

Enoch Stanley – 109 Special Forces Battalion

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