Trouble Looms in 2022 As Army Chief Tells Troops To Prepare for Possible Increase in Security Threats

Trouble Looms in 2022 As Army Chief Tells Troops To Prepare for Possible Increase in Security Threats

Nigerian troops have been asked to rigorously prepare for increase in security threats in the coming year

  • This was disclosed by Faruk Yahaya, the chief of army staff (COAS) ho urged commanders to train troops on night operations and anti-ambush drill
  • Troops who have been fighting insurgency in the north-east have suffered night attacks and ambush

The chief of army staff (COAS), Faruk Yahaya, has revealed that activities of criminal elements in the country will likely increase in 2022, The Cable reports.

He disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the COAS annual conference in Abuja, on Friday, December 10.

Going further, he said that the activities of the army have been appraised and efforts are being put in place towards better positioning to face the tasks ahead in 2022 and beyond.

Faruk Yahaya has directed commanders to prepare for a possible increase insecurity in 2022.
Faruk Yahaya has directed commanders to prepare for a “possible increase” in the activities of “violent state actors” in 2022. Photo: Nigerian Army
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Meanwhile, he directed commanders to train troops on night operations and anti-ambush drill, This Day newspaper added.

He said:

“In the course of the conference, we discussed vigorously salient issues affecting the performance of our constitutional roles and the sustenance of professionalism,” he said
“We have equally considered the various security issues plaguing our nation. Consequently, our focus for the coming year would be on developing capacities for improved performances across board.
“Emphasis will be placed on both individual and unit training that will enhance teamwork and professionalism.
“Furthermore, commanders must ensure that their troops master the art of night operations and anti-ambush drills by engaging in effective night operations and anti-ambush drill training.
“We must take the fight to the adversary in order to neutralise and defeat them."

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