Chief of Army Staff

COAS Orders Special Operations to Address Security Infractions


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Faruq Yahaya, on Monday, disclosed that special operations will soon be launched in the North Central and Northwest.

This is to address the deteriorating security infractions in the two regions, the COAS further explained.

Yahaya, revealed this in his address at the opening ceremony of the ‘2021 Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarter Conference,’ in Abuja.

He said: “as an Army we must strive to ensure we conduct ourselves professionally and respond adequately to threats against our nation in accordance with the Constitution.”

He noted that the Nigerian Army under his watch will remain resolute and continue to chart progressive paths towards tackling the security challenges confronting the Country.

“Hence, I have directed that serious attention be given to sustaining and improving the tempo in all ongoing Nigerian Army operations across the Country,” said the Army Chief.

The COAS, also explained that concerted efforts are also being made to eliminate the threat of improvised explosive devices which has been a major impediment to troops and combat operations in Operation Hadin Kai.

Lt. Gen. Yahaya, emphasized that Army Commanders must therefore glean from his ‘Command Philosophy’ to ensure that operational and administrative proficiencies of Nigerian Army units and formations are sustained and improved upon.

He said: “Commanders must seize initiative and commanders must take initiative, they must take decisive actions to defeat the threats in their respective AORs. I will not again take or accept no excuses.”

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