Arewa Group Lauds COAS Farouq Yahaya, Troops on War Against Banditry
- The efforts of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Farouq Yahaya, in the fight against banditry has been commended
- A foremost group in northern Nigeria said the zeal and commitment of the Nigerian Army have helped in tackling insecurity in the group
- The group said since Yahaya assumed office, the operations of the Nigerian Army in addressing the security challenges in the country has been noteworthy
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FCT, Abuja - The Arewa Citizens Action for Good Governance has acknowledged the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Farouq Yahaya, in the fight against banditry and other forms of criminalities in the country.
In a statement signed by its president, Comrade Sani Mohammed, and sent to Legit.ng on Monday, November 14, the group said the zeal and commitment of the Nigerian Army are laudable and responsible for the numerous gains recorded so far in most parts of the country.
The group stated that:
“The COAS has displayed uncommon courage in leading the war against banditry through ingenious ways, such as coordinating the battles from the front and entrenching a regime of collaboration with sister security agencies in the country.
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“The COAS has displayed an unalloyed passion for service to the country. This has resulted in coordinated and strategic efforts to rid the country of bandits and criminal activities.
“We also commend officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army for their gallant displays in taking the battle to the bandits in their enclaves, dislodging them and liberating communities from their nefarious activities.”
The group further encourage the army chief to continue to render service to the country, adding that since he assumed office, the operations of the Nigerian Army in addressing the security challenges in the country has been noteworthy.
The group further said:
“The operations of the Nigerian Army under his command have also witnessed improved engagements in line with the rules of engagement in war and conflict situations.
“This is commendable and an indication that in no distant time, activities of bandits and other criminal elements will be a thing of the past with the renewed onslaught.
“We call on all stakeholders to continue to render support to the operations of the Nigerian Army in the war against banditry and other acts of criminalities, as the COAS has, through his actions, indicated that the Army is indeed positioned to address the security challenges in the country.
“The Arewa Citizens Action for Good Governance pledges its continuous support for the Nigerian Army's operations in the country's war against banditry.”
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