Chief Of Army Staff Warns Against Threat To National Integrity
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has issued a stern warning to criminal elements across the country to desist from indulging in atrocious activities that could threaten the integrity of the nation.
Lieutenant General Yahaya, who gave the warning on Monday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff First Quarter Conference 2023, appraised the operations of the Army so far.
In a statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU, the COAS noted onslaught against terrorists and insurgents had denied them the freedom of action, adding that oil production increased to 1.3 million barrels per day as a result of the operations against illegal oil bunkering.
“Highlighting some of the modest achievements of the NA in the first quarter of 2023, the COAS disclosed that the performance of NA troops during Operation SAFE CONDUCT has been adjudged satisfactory as attested to by reputable global and local organisations.
“Other achievements as revealed by the COAS, are the operationalisation of maneuver Brigades across the country, improved Civil Military Cooperation activities to win hearts and minds, infrastructural Development across formations of the NA, procurement of modern platforms and improved training aids as well as the establishment of Department of Personnel Management to manage soldiers’ career, among several others.
“General Yahaya averred that the effort of troops in collaboration with sister services and other security agencies incrementally shored up crude oil production to about 1.3 million barrels per day, as affirmed by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
“He added that troops’ commitment has unequivocally denied terrorists and insurgents, freedom of action, resulting in massive surrendering of BH/ ISWAP terrorists in the northeast. He commended officers and men of the NA for attaining the unprecedented feat and urged them to remain steadfast. The COAS expressed appreciation to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, for his strategic guidance and direction.”