Sambisa fighting: Army promotes 3,729 fighters

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has approved special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE who participated in Operation Deep Punch 2 in Sambisa Forest to crush Boko Haram terrorists.

A statement by the army said the promotion “Is in recognition of their valour and uncommon commitment to duty during the operation.”

The beneficiaries include 223 Staff Sergeants promoted to the rank of Warrant Officers, 511 Sergeants promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeants & 994 Corporals to Sergeants.

Others are 1064 Lance Corporals promoted to the rank of Corporals while 932 Private soldiers were appointed Lance Corporals.