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Insecurity: COAS Gives Marching Order, Says Victory at Sight

by Isiyaku Ahmed

Musa Na Allah Sokoto

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt General Farouk Yahaya on Tuesday visited troops fighting terrorists in Isa and Sabon Birni Local government areas of Sokoto State.

Addressing the troops, COAS said he was elated by their performance that brought peace to the trouble areas, adding that Nigerian Army is determined to bring an end to terrorism and other criminalities in the north and other parts of the country.

He explained that his visit to areas was to evaluates the successes of various operations in the trouble areas of the country and urged the troop not to relent on their efforts till they defeat the unscrupulous elements terrorizing the country.

“My Sallah message and gift to you all is to neutralize these terrorists, kidnappers, insurgents and as well bring their weapons to me, he said.

He said the Nigerian Army would do everything possible in providing them with necessary support and logistics to enable them effectively discharge their duties.

“I bring greetings from the President, Chief of Defence, Naval and Air Staff to you, they all acknowledged your sacrifice.

“Let me tell you these monsters are not invisible they are living in the bush, on the mountains and forest, be at alert, he added.

He said the large number of those who returned home in the affected areas attested that the operation is yielding positive results.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for providing enabling support.

As part of the visit, COAS laid a great ground breaking of Nigerian forward operating base at Isa.

Earlier, the COAS paid a courtesy call on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the chamber of government house Sokoto.

Gen. Yahaya thanked Tambuwal for his logistics support and also for providing land for them at Isa to build Army barrack.

Responding, Tambuwal thanked the COAS for tremendous achievements at Illela, Tangaza, Dange/Shuni and Tureta local government areas of the state.

At the palace of Sultan of Sokoto, the COAS applauded the monarch for his fatherly and professional advised.

He said he is in the palace to seek his royal blessing and also condole him for the death Magajin Garin, Sokoto.

Responding Sultan thanked Yahaya for the visit.

He urged the COAS to provide modern equipment for the troops saying there is need for moral boosting to the troops.

The Sultan further advised Lt General Farouk Yahaya to listen to the suggestions of the junior soldiers on the field, saying there is need to change tactics and strategy that could yield positive result.

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