- Military operations in Nigeria have been reorganised
- The reorganisation is aimed at effectively addressing the issues of insecurity facing the country
- This was disclosed by Army boss Tukur Buratai in Katsina
In what many Nigerians will see as a laudable development, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian Army has embarked on the reorganisation of military operations.
According to the military boss, this is part of efforts to combat banditry and ensuring lasting peace and security in Katsina state and the northwest as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that the Nigerian president had ordered the military to checkmate activities of bandits and criminal elements in the country.
Buratai disclosed this when he was at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Daura in Katsina state, PR News reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Buratai charged troops of the Nigerian Army to brace up for the defeat of bandits terrorizing the northern region of the country.
While addressing Special Forces fighting bandits on Sunday, June 28, in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, the army chief noted that there is no excuse for failure in military operations.
The COAS went on to warn the troops of serious consequences if in the face of superior firepower they abandon their positions.
He urged the soldiers to remain committed and adopt all the needed tactics and operational techniques required to end the war against banditry in the northwest, particularly in Katsina.
Buratai further said that the insecurity bedeviling the region is unpredictable and the best way to handle the conflict is for personnel to use their special training skills to end banditry.
Legit.ng had also reported that a member of the House of Representatives, Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, has advocated for fresh graduates to be enlisted into the army.
Nyampa who represents Michika/Madagali constituency of Adamawa state said the military service should replace the mandatory one-year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC).
The lawmaker made the suggestion at a virtual meeting organised by a non-governmental organisation, Leadership newspaper reported.
He said graduates who do not have the interest to serve as military personnel should be allowed to venture into other endeavours after the mandatory one-year training and service in the Nigerian Army.
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