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Army Organizes Football Tournament For Youths In Monguno


Sector 3 of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has organized a football tournament for youths in the border Local Government Area of Monguno in Borno.

Speaking at the opening of the tournament in Monguno town, the Sector Commander, Maj. Gen Abdulsallam Abubakar, said the measure was to further strengthen the existing mutual relationship with the host communities.

Abubakar said such measures of enhancing civil/military relationship would facilitate the fight against insurgency in the border area.

Abubakar said that keeping the youths busy in various communities of the area would further frustrate effort of insurgents to recruit them.

“The event is also aimed at discovering new and young talents and bring the people closer to the command towards enhancing the already existing mutual cooperation as well as to boost her Civil/Military activities in the general area.”

The ceremony was attended by military and civilian dignitaries including the Commander, Sector 3 Garrison, Commander Sector 3 Signal Brigade, Commander Sector 3 Military Intelligence Brigade, Acting Commanding Officer 242 Battalion, and the representative of the Chairman of Monguno LGA.

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