Insecurity: Criminals must be flushed out- COAS charges officers

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen TY Buratai has stated that criminals, their collaborators and sponsors must be exposed, flushed out and destroyed, as he directed all Commanders/GOCs, officers and men of the Nigerian Army to ensure that the charge given by the President, Commander – in- Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria must be fully implemented.

Speaking in a special and exclusive meeting with his Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding and Field Commanders at the Army Headquarters Abuja on Monday, the meeting which was specifically intended to serve as a call to action, change the war narrative and a wake up call in all efforts to combat Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency, North West Banditry as well as the myriad of other security challenges across the country.

He further stated that the Nigerian Army has commenced major reorganization of her operations for optimal performance. He charged all Commanders to lead the charge by being out in the field to effectively oversee the operations.

Gen Buratai reiterated the need for an all encompassing positive changes in the NA operations and the security situation in the country. According to the COAS “there is no time for complacency, no time for excuses and there will be no tolerance for shortcomings or failures, the situation must be reversed immediately”.

During the meeting a wide range of security issues were discussed such as the state of Counter Terrorism and other Internal Security Operations in Nigeria as well as the necessity for Commanders, Officers and men to redouble their efforts and ensure that all threats to security in the country are effectively checkmated.

At the end of the Conference, one of the key decisions taken was to shift the location for Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2020 to Katsina State during which a major Army exercise nicknamed EX SAHEL SANITY will be conducted.

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