The Nigerian Army has inaugurated internet protocol desktop telephones at the 8 Task Force Division in Borno to facilitate easier communication with their families and loved ones.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in Maiduguri on Friday.
Nwachukwu stated that the facility was inaugurated by Abu Nani, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, of the Division in Monguno.
The statement read in part: “The Nigerian Army has inaugurated the first set of internet protocol desktop telephone in some locations of the 8 Task Force Division in Northern Borno.
“The essence is to alleviate the sufferings of troops who spend two to three hours travelling to Maiduguri to communicate with their families on phone.”
He added that the telephone systems “were installed at the headquarters of the taskforce in Monguno, in 7 Brigade Baga and 153 Task Force Battalion in Marte.”
Nwachukwu also noted that “Each of the call centres provides five terminal points for officers and soldiers to communicate with their families from the front lines.”
Nwachukwu said that the provision of the facility had resolved the nightmare of troops being cut off from their families and friends.