The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Buratai has appreciated the doggedness and resilience of all Nigerian Army officers and soldiers in confronting the various security challenges bedevilling the country.
In a Sallah Godwill message to the force the COAS said worthy of commendation is the professional conduct of troops in the dislodgement of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements from Nigeria’s territory to the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin.
He said the successes also recorded by troops deployed in the ongoing Op HARBIN KUNAMA III and all other internal security operations are commendable. “So far, you have demonstrated professionalism, courage and determination in this endeavour which has provided the enabling environment for socio-economic and political activities to thrive. I am indeed proud of you all. While I commend your efforts, I want to urge you not to rest on your oars because the existing and even emerging security threats are potent and we must continue to be ahead of them. We must redouble our efforts to completely eliminate all acts of insurgency, kidnapping, banditry, secessionism and other forms of security threats from every inch of our beloved country” he said.
He was full of joy and gratitude to the Almighty God for the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army and their families on this important occasion of
Eid-el Fitr celebration 2019.
He congratulated the Muslim faithfuls for successfully completing the mandatory fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. He expressed optimism that all have been spiritually rejuvenated to continue to discharge our constitutional roles and responsibilities.
The Chief of Army Staff assured them of the support of the President, C – in – C of the Armed Forces and the National Assembly, and shall continue to do all that is necessary to provide the enablement for effective and successful conduct of their operations. “Let me reassure you of our commitment to the welfare of all officers and men. We will continue to re-evaluate the welfare packages of the Nigerian Army to ensure they meet the best standards and practices” he concluded.