Sustain aggressive offensive against insurgents, bandits – Army Chief, Yahaya tells troops

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has directed troops of the Nigerian Army to sustain offensives against insecurities by insurgents and bandits in Nigeria.

Yahaya gave the directive on Saturday on Yola while addressing troops during an operational visit to the 23 Brigade.

He urged them to continue to eliminate the criminals to the point of surrendering.

Yahaya’s directives were made known in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja.

The Army chief assured the troops of his commitment to addressing all challenges confronting the troops to enable them to perform optimally.

He said that the troops needed to consistently train and bring their combat experiences to bear in tackling the adversaries decisively.

The COAS also inaugurated two blocks of soldiers’ accommodation during the visit in line with his commitment to improve the welfare of personnel and boost troops’ morale.

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He urged them to ensure adequate maintenance of the facilities and put them to good use.

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