From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa has said that the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) has supported the military to end the insurgency in 2022.
The 12-year Boko Haram insurgency has killed over 40,000 people with the destruction of property worth $9.1 billion (N3.42 trillion) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
According to him, the support of NAOWA and commitments of Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya could end the insurgency this year.
Musa disclosed this at a dinner organised for the President of NAOWA, Mrs. Salamatu Faruk Yahaya at the Maimalari Cantonment Officers’ Mess, Maiduguri, recently.
He said: “We’re used to being very kinetic trying to fight Boko Haram insurgents.
“When we have colourful occasions like this to sit down with our wives and mothers to eat; we feel highly blessed.”
He said that theatre command is home to Mrs. Yahaya, as she has been here on several occasions.
Responding, Mrs. Yahaya appreciated the wives for doing things to their husbands in keeping the nation free.
“Let me use this opportunity to remind members of NAOWA of their responsibility to keep the home front’s siren,” she said, stating that the wives should give comfort to their husbands.
She noted that with NAOWA, the leadership skills of soldiers’ wives could develop and sustain the management of human and capital resources.
Other skills to be acquired include public relations, conflict and business management in various sectors of the economy.