COAS Yahaya urges troops to sustain offensive against bandits, Boko Haram, ISWAP

Chief of Army Staff Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya

The Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, has directed troops of the Nigerian Army to sustain offensives against bandits and insurgents.

Mr Yahaya gave the directive while addressing troops during an operational visit to 23 Brigade, Yola on Saturday.

He urged them to continue to eliminate the criminals to a point of surrendering.

His directives was made known in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja.

He assured the troops of his commitment to addressing all challenges confronting them, so as to enable them to perform optimally.

He said that the troops needed to consistently train and bring their combat experiences to bear in tackling the adversaries decisively.

The COAS also inaugurated two blocks of soldiers’ accommodation during the visit as a way to improve troops’ welfare and boost their morale.