The Honourable Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has visited military operations theatre in Katsina, assuring officers and men of the Armed Forces of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s commitment to equipping and training them to enhance combat readiness against insurgency and terrorism.

Addressing Operation Hadarin Daji at the 213 Forward Operating Base, Katsina, the Minister acknowledged President Tinubu’s significant successes in the fight against insurgency and related crimes. He urged the troops to continue the fight against insurgency and banditry, commending their sacrifices and commitment.

Regarding the recent incident involving the killing of soldiers in Abia State, the Minister reassured of the government’s determination to bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent such incidents from happening again.

Air Commodore G.I. Jibia, Commanding Air Component, 213 Forward Operation Hadarin Daji, appreciated the Minister’s visit, stating that it would boost troop morale.

Earlier, the Minister held an interactive discussion with officers and men of the Headquarters of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and Sector 2 Joint Task Force Operation Hadarin Daji, Katsina, to assess their preparedness in responding to insecurity threats in the region.

The Minister also visited the Nigerian Army Medical Center, Katsina, where he sympathized with military personnel injured during combat operations.