- The Nigerian Army has reacted to the security challenges facing the country
- The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, disclosed how the army will be positioned under his leadership
- Bandits attacks and other security challenges have caused serious concerns across Nigeria
The Nigerian army has warned that it will take decisive action against individuals or groups attempting to compromise the territorial integrity of the country.
The warning was given by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, according to a statement issued by the army via its Facebook page.
Attahiru’s warning was delivered in Uyo at the 2021 commanding officers’ workshop in Akwa Ibom state.
“The Nigerian Army under my leadership would remain proactive and jointly work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.
“The Nigerian Army under my watch remains resolute and is poised more than ever before to decisively deal with individuals or groups that threaten the peace, security and stability of our great nation.''
He expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome all the security challenges confronting it at this time.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has assured Nigerians that the country will experience peace again in no distant time.
The military chief made the declaration on Monday, March 22 while delivering his speech at a national defence summit in Abuja.
The event attended by a Legit.ng reporter had a theme titled: “Promoting Kinetic Operations as a major Plank for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria.
In another report, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed claims by a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho that some Nigerian military personnel were on a spying mission at his residence before they were apprehended.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, March 20 by its acting director, Defence Media Operations, the DHQ said it has no interest in dragging or joining issues with Igboho or his associates.
He also warned individuals and groups to desist from disparaging the reputation of the Nigerian military by dragging it into political issues.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years experience working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.