Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has approved special promotion for 3,729 troops fighting the Boko Haram sect. They are contingent of the Operation LAFIYA DOLE, who participated in Operation DEEP PUNCH II in the Sambisa Forest.
The announcement was made on Thursday in a statement by Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations.
“This is in recognition of their valour and uncommon commitment to duty during the operation”, it read.
A breakdown of the beneficiaries include 223 Staff Sergeants promoted to the rank of Warrant Officers, 511 Sergeants promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeants while 994 Corporals were promoted to the rank of Sergeants.
Others are 1064 Lance Corporals promoted to the rank of Corporals, while 932 Private soldiers were appointed Lance Corporals.