Army Asks Troops To Remain Steadfast Despite Okuama Killings

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen Taoreed Lagbaja has urged troops of the Nigerian Army to remain steadfast, diligent and committed to discharge their constitutional roles while still grieving the recent unwarranted and gruesome murder of their colleagues in Okuama Community of Delta State.

The COAS also thanked officers and soldiers for their doggedness in tackling the numerous security challenges bedeviling the nation, adding that troops have displayed much commitment, courage, resilience, and professionalism in their various operations.

Lagbaja stated this on Monday at an Easter Luncheon organised for frontline troops of “Operation Hadin Kai ” at the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army sports complex, Maimalari Cantonment, in Maiduguri.

He added that this year’s Easter Celebration is unique in that it coincides with the Ramadan fast, hence, it allows Christians and Muslims alike to reflect on God’s abundant grace on the nation, Nigeria and reminds people of the duties and sacrifices they must make towards God, humanity, and the beloved country.

Represented by the theatre commander “Operation Hadin Kai ” , Maj. Gen Waidi Shaibu , the COAS said,” ln line with my Command Philosophy, ‘To transform the Nigerian Army into a Well-trained, Equipped and Highly Motivated Force Towards Achieving our Constitutional Responsibilities’, I have ensured the implementation of quality training and equipping toward combating the myriads of security threats confronting the nation.

“Accordingly, under my leadership, the Nigerian Army has continued to record tremendous successes in various operations at home and abroad. You all can attest to our achievements so far, especially in the ongoing ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ in the North East and other internal security operations nationwide.

“As we continue to push towards the final onslaught on the adversaries troubling our nation, I assure you that the welfare of officers and soldiers, including training and provision of the needed equipment, will always be prioritised to enable us to discharge our constitutional responsibilities effectively.

“Let me use this opportunity to acknowledge and thank you, my officers and soldiers, for your doggedness in tackling the numerous security challenges bedeviling us as a Nation. You have displayed much commitment, courage, resilience, and professionalism. For this, I say well done and charge you not to rest on your oars until we have eliminated all forms of threat to our country.

“While still grieving the recent unwarranted and gruesome murder of our colleagues in Okuama Community of Delta State, which occurred on 14 March 2024, I urge you all to remain steadfast, diligent, and committed to the discharge of our constitutional responsibilities. I encourage you to continue to pray for the repose of the souls of our departed colleagues who paid the supreme price for the noble cause of keeping our beloved country safe. ”

In his remarks, the General Officer Commanding and the Commander sector 1 of ” Operation Hadin Kai ” ,  Brig -Gen. Abubakar Haruna, said the wonderful event not only espouses the ideals of the season of Easter, but also fosters the espirit de corp amongst the troops which in no small measure boost the fighting spirit on the battlefield.

 



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