Insecurity: Nigerian Army urged to expunge operational lapses

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has tasked troops of the Nigerian Army to expunge operational lapses in the fight against terrorism, banditry and other crimes in the country.Yahaya gave the directive during operational tour of 31 Brigade Area of Responsibility in Minna, Niger State on Saturday.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

The COAS urged commanders to take appropriate tactical measures and bold steps in tackling the menace of banditry and kidnapping in their areas of responsibility.

He added that they must be thorough and circumspect in order to expunge all operational lapses in the ongoing anti banditry campaign.

Yahaya encouraged the commanders not to be hesitant in communicating their challenges to army hierarchy, assuring that Army Headquarters would continue to ensure provision of combat hardware and logistics to reposition and enhance ongoing operations.

He reiterated that the welfare of personnel was topmost on his priority list in consonance with his philosophy of command.

The COAS enjoined them to work in synergy with sister services and other security agencies in order to effectively dismantle the network of banditry and kidnapping in their areas.


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