- General Lucky Irabor has said that the military needs the assistance and experience of retired military officers in other to make a significant impact in the nation’s peacebuilding
- Irabor made this remark at an interactive session held with retired senior military officers at the Northcentral zone in Makurdi
- The security chief urged the retired officers not to consider themselves ‘retired military personnel’ rather, they should consider themselves as still being in active service
Benue state, Makurdi- As part of its efforts in the fight against insecurity in the country, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has tasked retired senior military officers to support the military.
Irabor said the military needs the experience and support of retired officers to make significant impact in the nation’s peace building, Dailytrust reports.
The CDS made this remark on Wednesday, August 18, during an interactive session he held with the retired military personnel at the North central zone in Makurdi.
He said the military has the capacity to tackle any form of insecurity, and the retired officers should not consider themselves as retired military personnel rather they should consider themselves as still being in active service.
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"Once a military officer, you remain a military officer for life whether serving or retired. The motto of the country which is unity, peace and faith is what we swore to defend and we are committed to it.”
Commenting further, the Chief of Defence Civil Military Corporation (CDCIMIC), Rear Admiral Frederick Ugo, said that the insurgency in the country informed the meeting.
Troops Have Reduced Boko Haram's Fighting Force, DHQ says, Gives Breakdown of Surrendered Terrorists
Earlier, the Defence Headquarters revealed that the military operations in the northeast have heavily reduced the fighting force of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Legit.ng gathered that Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, made this revelation on Thursday, August 12, during the bi-weekly media parley at the Abuja's defence headquarters.
The reports further indicates Onyeuko said that 80 insurgents have been arrested, 51 neutralised and 30 kidnapped victims were rescued within the last two weeks.
Source: Legit Newspaper