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General News of Monday, 19 July 2021


Nigerian army remains focused in tackling security challenges - COAS assures

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Army would continue working hard to tackle the myriad of security challenges bedevilling the country.

He made the statement in his goodwill message to officers, soldiers and their families on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration 2021, on Monday, July 19, 2021, in Abuja.

According to him, the Eid-el-Kabir festival calls attention to the virtues of loyalty, obedience and sacrifice which were the hallmark of professional soldiering.

“Eid Festival, therefore, provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect and redouble our efforts towards fulfilling our constitutional roles of defeating our adversaries and defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
“No doubt, the Nation is faced with myriads of security challenges, the Nigerian Army has so far lived up to expectations and will continue to remain focused in tackling these challenges.

“I, therefore, wish to specifically recognise and appreciate the immense sacrifices of our troops in Operations Hadin Kai, Hadarin Daji, Thunder Strike, Whirl Stroke and all other operations the Army is engaged within and outside the country.

“Let me use this opportunity to once again pay special tributes to our colleagues who have paid the supreme price in the defence of our Fatherland. May their gentle souls rest in peace, a web,” he said.

The COAS also said that he would reward excellence and achievements, adding that he would not hesitate to punish indiscipline, indolence, negligence and all untoward acts.

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