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Insecurity: Be at alert, COAS charges troops


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, on Friday, charged troops to be alert and vigilant.

Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement on Friday, said the COAS gave the charge while addressing instructors at Depot Nigerian Army, Nigerian Military School (NMS), Directorate of Army Physical Training (DAPT), and Army School of Physical Training (ASPT).

According to him, Yahaya reiterated that the current security challenges call for all to be vigilant, urging them to conduct themselves professionally, while adhering to the rules of engagement and standard operating procedures.

He reassured the troops that since his assumption of command, he places a high premium on the welfare of officers, soldiers, and their families, adding that deliberate steps are taken to address the challenges associated with accommodation in Chindit Cantonment.

He further stated that in demonstration of his resolve that he has embarked on the assessment visit to obtain first-hand information on the level of renovation work going on in the cantonment. He restated that welfare will continue to be given the desired attention under his watch.

According to the statement, the COAS praised troops for their selfless service and urged them to keep the flag flying in the defence of their fatherland and service to humanity.

This, he said, is necessary to justify the confidence the President and Commander-in-Chief reposes on the armed forces.

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