The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has rewarded three soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) with a special promotion to the next rank for their outstanding performance in the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East.
Buratai decorated the soldiers during a visit to their camp on Sunday as part of his operational visit to troops in the north east.
The three soldiers, Felix Ugwu, Kehinde Goban and Ishaq Yesif, are serving at Super Camp 3 in Buratai, Biu Local Government Area of Borno.
Ugwu was promoted from the rank of Warrant Officer to Master Warrant Officer while Goban was promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant and Yesif from the rank of Private to Lance Corporal.
They were also presented each with generating sets and 32-inch plasma television sets.
The soldiers were presented to the Chief of Army Staff for the special award and decoration with their new ranks by the Commander, Col. Muhammed Adamu.
Buratai said that based on the recommendation of their commander on their gallantry, he was convinced that they deserved to be honoured in that way.