- Major General Faruk Yahaya has told Nigerians that the army remains determined to restore peace and security in the country
- Yahaya who is the chief of army staff said they have been working with other services and security agencies to overcome the security challenges facing Nigeria
- According to him, the relationships with other agencies has translated into huge operational successes recorded thus far
FCT, Abuja - The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has assured Nigerians that more than before, the army remains resolute in its resolve to restore peace and security in the country.
He made the disclosure on Sunday, July 4, while addressing army personnel at a reception held after a service in commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021 in Abuja.
The COAS in a statement shared on the army's official Facebook page restated that to overcome Nigeria's security challenges, they have been working in synergy with other services and security agencies.
While noting that the synergy has translated into huge operational successes, the army boss called on personnel to remain steadfast in prayers.
He urged them to be determined in defeating the enemies of the state until insurgents, terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements are completely decimated and defeated.
Support security agencies - Army chief to Nigerians
Earlier, the general officer commander, 8 Division of Nigerian Army, Major General Usman A. Yusuf called on Nigerians to always offer their support to the security agencies so as to tackle the insecurity in the country.
The GOC said though the Nigerian Army needs more men in the Armed Forces, it can only work or recruit based on the national budget of the country.
Yusuf stated this while speaking with newsmen at Gingiya barracks in Sokoto shortly after Jumaat prayer commemorating this year's Nigeria Army Day in the state.
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This was disclosed by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) through the acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brig-Gen Benard Onyeuko.
According to him, troops conducted ambush and clearance operations as well as responded to distress calls, repelled terrorist attacks on troops’ locations and dominated the theatre of operations.