The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has arrived in Minna, Niger State’s capital, for a direct briefing on the recent ambush of soldiers by armed bandits, remotivating them to level up strategy.
Men of the Nigerian Army paid the supreme price in the defense of our dear nation while combating insurgents in Zengeru Local Government Area of Niger State.
Gen. Lagbaja landed in Niger last night where he slept over, and then proceeded to Forward Operating Base Erena in Shiroro LGA of Niger State today, 16th August, 2023.
Addressing the gallant officers, the COAS urged them to rally together and be more resolute in bringing the nation’s adversaries to their knees and restoring sanity in troubled areas.
He said, “The fight against insurgents and bandits is a just cause, in defense of Nigerians and the nation.
“Protecting lives and defending your nation are the noblest services anyone can offer. You are, therefore, in the noble profession of arms and must not allow your morale to dwindle.”
“We must defeat the adversaries of our people and take back every inch of space where they are hibernating in our land,” the Army boss told Forward Operating Base soldiers.
Gen. Lagbaja assured the troops that he would do all within available resources to give Nigerian Army personnel and their families the best in terms of welfare.
He emphasised that this is topmost among the pillars of his Command Philosophy. He directed the immediate reinforcement of the troops with additional combat enablers to enhance their operational effectiveness.