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COAS Vows to End Insecurity in Nigeria

Lieutenant General Faruq Yahaya stated that the Nigerian Army is dedicated to ensuring that the country's insecurity is eradicated

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

NIGERIA. Abuja: Lieutenant General Faruq Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has vowed to put an end to all forms of instability in Nigeria. 

He also stated that the Nigerian Army is dedicated to ensuring that the country’s insecurity is eradicated.

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At a one-day seminar organised by the Army Headquarters, Department of Transformation and Innovation with the topic “Intensifying Warrior Ethos,” Yahaya declared

“The high level and increasing rate of insecurity and crime confronting the country is one of the reasons the country has been reviewing its security plans to provide a long-term solution to end the menace,” said Yahaya, who was represented by Major General Anthony Omozoje, Chief of Army Policy and Plans.

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However, insecurity in the country, such as terrorism, banditry, abduction, and other types of insurgency, according to Yahaya, has made life intolerable for many Nigerians and the country as a whole, especially in the north.

“For the troops to achieve success in the fight against insurgency and other forms of insecurity outfit, the troops must continue to believe in themselves and as well wear that winning mentality,” Yahaya noted.  

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Yahaya, therefore, said that the motive behind the lecture was to further dig harder into profound new ways of tackling insurgency and to also burst the morale of the Nigerian Army to be more committed to achieving more.

The seminar is organized to add to the existing achievements of the Nigerian Army, improve the academic contribution to the system, and to as well improve the troops’ performance, Yahaya has said.

As a result, Yahaya stated that the purpose of the speech was to delve deeper into fundamental new ways of combating insurgency while also boosting the Nigerian Army’s morale to be more devoted to achieving more.

Yahaya also thanks and salutes President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mohammadu Buhari, for his unwavering support and contribution to the Nigeria Army’s development and insurgency war.

Yahaya told Buhari that the Army will make the best use of the resources available to remove all forms of insecurity in the country.

The lecture, according to Major General Charles Ofoche, Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation, comes at a time when the Army is considering other tactics to combat kidnapping for ransom, attacks on the nation’s valuable resources such as power, communications networks, rail lines, airports, and others.

“This will further inspire the Nigerian Army to strive for better output in terms of operational effectiveness,” Ofoche said.

Also Read: UNMAS: 1,532 Incidents of Explosion and More Than 10,000 Casualties Recorded in Nigeria Within Six Years


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