Army Chief Approves Special Promotion For 3,729 Troops
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has approved the special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
According to him, troops captured in the special promotion are those who participated in Operation Deep Punch II in Sambisa Forest in the North East.
The Army spokesman said the elevation was in recognition of the valour and uncommon commitment to the soldiers to their duty during the operation.
A breakdown of the beneficiaries revealed that 223 Staff Sergeants were promoted to the rank of Warrant Officers and 511 Sergeants were elevated to the rank of Staff Sergeants.
Nine hundred and ninety-four (994) Corporals were also promoted to the rank of Sergeants, 1064 Lance Corporals promoted to the rank of Corporals, and 932 Private soldiers were appointed Lance Corporals.