• News - North East - Borno
  • Updated: January 06, 2023

Army Holds Football Match With Munguno Community

The Nigerian Army with the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Friday organised a football tournament in Monguno border community of Borno.

While opening the match, the Commander, Sector III Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar said the measure would strengthen the existing mutual relationship with the host communities.

He said that such measures of enhancing civil/military relationship would spur the fight against insurgency in the border areas.

Abubakar said that keeping the youths busy in various communities of the area would further frustrate effort of the 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 civil/military activities in the general area,” he said.

The military hierarchy and representatives of civilian authorities attended the event as reported by NAN.

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