CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF RESTATES COMMITMENT TO COMBAT TERRORISM

Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff

PHOTO CREDIT: RADIO NIGERIA

RADIO NIGERIA
24 March, 2014

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said the ongoing counterterrorist operations in the North East was to ensure that the terrorists do not breach security in the area.

Minimah said this in Maiduguri while
addressing officers in Giwa Barracks in the course of his operational tour to check on the deployment and disposition of troops in the counterterrorist campaign covering Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

Gen Minimah, who commended the troops for their resilience in the ongoing offensive against the terrorists, also assured them that necessary efforts were being made to ensure that the troops do not lack any requirement that is vital to accelerating the success of the mission.

The Army Chief, however, warned against any form of indiscipline or mishandling of equipment available for the operation.

Minimah who was in the company of Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, also paid a morale boosting visit to the Military Hospital in Maiduguri where he interacted with the wounded.

The Commander of the hospital, Brig Gen Ike Okeke, while briefing the service chiefs, stated that most of the wounded soldiers were now in stable condition and some of them have expressed the desire to rejoin their units and colleagues in the theatre of operation.

And in a related development, the Service Chiefs also conducted a comprehensive air surveillance of the entire mission area covering Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States in addition to the direct inspection of some key locations.

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2 Responses to CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF RESTATES COMMITMENT TO COMBAT TERRORISM

  1. AreJames says:

    Good m o tale booster.
    The COAS warnings also seem to confirm rumours that werebflying about some corrupt officers diverting brand new build vehicles to private use. This kind of indiscipline should be ruthlessly extirpated within the military, it only leads to the kind of slackness that costs the lives of enlisted men and ultimate disgrace of an institution that we all admire in this country.

  2. jimmy says:

    The COAS must have his fingers and know the pulse of the ARMY so far so good.

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