By Augustine Ehikioya
To assess the combat readiness of troops, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has paid an operational visit to 401 Special Forces Brigade Makurdi, Benue State on Thursday 30 November, 2023,
This visit was part of his working tour of Nigerian Army (NA) formations and units across the country.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “The duty tour enabled the Army Chief to assess the combat readiness of the troops in his ongoing effort to reinvigorate ongoing operations in order to effectively mitigate security challenges experienced across the country.
“While addressing the troops, the COAS expressed appreciation for their sacrificial service to the nation and urged them to continue to give their best to maintain peace and stability of the nation.
“He further charged the troops to remain disciplined and professional while discharging their constitutional responsibilities ties.”
During the visit, Gen Lagbaja also commissioned a 7.5 kilometre Road project constructed by the Nigerian Army Engineers in the Joe Akahan Military Cantonment to improve the barracks infrastructure.
The COAS also urged the Barracks community to cherish and maintain the road, as the NA strives to provide more infrastructure and social amenities to bring succour to soldiers and their families.