The House of Representatives Committee on the Army to the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole on Thursday paid a visit to its troops of Delta Company 251 Task Force Battalion deployed at Cashew Plantation in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel JK Maigari briefed the Committee on the operational achievements and constraints of the company.
During the visit, a firepower demonstration drill of 105 Millimetre Artillery Gun was conducted by troops to enable the members to have a feel of what it is like to experience a continuous sporadic mix of gunfire in a war situation.
While applauding the troops for their patriotic efforts, sacrifices and commitments in the fight against terrorism, the chairman of the Committee, Honourable Rimamnde Shawulu Kwewum revealed that the visit has given them the opportunity to see the state of troops and their equipment.
The visit further gave them an insight into the actual living situation of troops and their equipment disposition in the Frontline. Based on the visit, the chairman assured the troops of enlightenment and better representation in the house in order to better the plight of troops in the battlefields.
The members were conducted during the visit by the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo.
Those present during the visit include; Deputy Theatre Commander Major General OG Adeniyi, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, Liaison Officer to the National Assembly, Brigadier General Kelvin Aligbe, Commander 7 Division Garrison Brigadier General Mike Alechenu and Navy Commander A Mohammed.