Returnee victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in Gwoza local government area of Borno state, have commended the sanitation work by the Nigerian Army of the eyesore and notoriety of the insurgents’ level of destructions in their town.
To demonstrate their appreciation, the returnees on Saturday, came out enmass, to cheer troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, who conducted environmental sanitation exercise to clear the remains of war torn streets in the council.
Gwoza was the former caliphate and headquarters of the Boko Haram militants, and a fierce battle was fought before its eventual liberation by the Nigerian troops;
This led residents of the town to shower praises on the army over the activities that aim to ensure that returnees do not reflect on the many nights of nightmare while sighting the destruction of war on their streets.
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.
The sanitation exercise 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.