Eliminate terrorists until they surrender: Yahaya charges troops

Chief of army staff Lt. General Faruk Yahaya

Chief of army staff Lt. General Faruk Yahaya

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has directed troops of the Nigerian Army to sustain offensives against terrorists and bandits.

Yahaya gave the directive while addressing troops during operational visit to 23 Brigade, Yola on Saturday.

He urged them to continue to eliminate the criminals to a point of surrendering.

Yahaya’s directive was made known in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja.

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He assured the troops of his commitment to addressing all challenges confronting the troops to enable them to perform optimally.

He said that the troops needed to consistently train and bring their combat experiences to bear in tackling the adversaries decisively.

The COAS also inaugurated two blocks of soldiers’ accommodation during the visit in line with his commitment to improve the welfare of personnel and boost troops’ morale.

He urged them to ensure adequate maintenance of the facilities and put them to good use

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