Returnees in Gwoza local government area, the former caliphate of the Boko Haram militants have come out enmass on Saturday, to cheer troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, who conducted environmental sanitation exercise to clear the remains of war torn streets in the council.
The visibly impressed and elated residents of the town, who came out to cheer the troops said they were happy with the activities of the Nigerian Army in ensuring that returnees do not reflect on the many nights of nightmare while sighting the destruction of war on their streets.
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Col. Kingley Samuel said although, the activity that led the troops to embark on the sanitation activity was also to commemorate Nigerian Army Day Celebration – 2017 (NADCEL 2017), the exercise has further brought the Army closer to the people.
DAILY POST reports that the sanitation exercise in Gwoza local government ended with a short route march by the troops and the people, in a move to build closer relationship with the community after years of fighting insurgency in the area.