By Augustine Ehikioya
Towards boosting fight against insecurity, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has called on retired officers of the Nigerian Army to feel free to offer opinions and suggestions that could be of benefit in the ongoing operations to tackle insecurity in the country.
He made the clarion call on Tuesday 10 May, 2022 at the Combat Arms Training Week 2022, with the theme “Effective Combat Arms Manoeuvre: A Panacea for success in battle”.
Security Watch Africa (SWA) gathered that the Army Chief, while declaring the event open, noted that Combat Arms are key to the Operational activities of the Army.
Stressing that Nigerian Army operations revolve around the combat arms, he said that a lot of operational successes are being achieved in the various Theatres of Operations, even though there may be some isolated incidents.
The COAS noted that “training is key to human development, performance and productivity. He maintained that the NA will continue to partner with all relevant stakeholders to sustain training and build capacity of personnel to enhance efficiency.”
Gen Yahaya appreciated the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, for his untiring support to the Nigerian Army.
He also pledged the unalloyed loyalty of the troops.
The COAS charged all NA personnel to remain apolitical as the electioneering season approaches.