With his repositioning of the army, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has vowed to deal “decisively” with bandits, UGM, and Boko Haram terrorists.
Mr Yahaya gave the assurance in an Abuja statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations. At the second Senior Command and Leadership Seminar in Kaduna, the army commander stated.
The army chief said the army will be better positioned to deal effectively with all adversaries behind threats to the country’s internal security during the second Senior Command and Leadership Seminar in Kaduna.
Mr Yahaya also stated that systems were already in place to re-energize training as well as organize and perform operations more effectively, based on lessons learned from prior operations.
He ordered GOCs and brigade commanders to design multidimensional, multidisciplinary, and multifunctional strategies to combat all opponents and problems. The service head encouraged the senior officer to take action.
Maj.-Gen. Kabiru Mukhtar, GOC 1 Division in Kaduna, said the seminar was a clear evidence of Mr Yahaya’s emphasis on quality leadership in the army.
Contemporary threats and the operating environment, according to Mr Mukhtar, necessitate innovative leadership and competency from commanders. According to him, his division’s actions have resulted in a significant decrease in security events in its “Area of Responsibility (AoR).”
He also added that training would boost the army’s ability to counter the security threats that the country is now facing.
He credited the victories to the troops and sister security agencies working together under the direction of the chief of army staff.
The keynote lecture was given by former Chief of Defence Staff Martin-Luther Agwai, and the event was attended by former Director of Defence Information Chris Olukolade, among others.
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