Nigeria will soon surmount its security threats– COAS reassures

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Lt Gen Attahiru, COAS delivering his remarks during the GOCs workshop yesterday in Akwa Ibom

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru,has reiterated the Nigerian Army’s determination and commitment in curtailing all the security challenges confronting the nation.

Gen Attahiru disclosed this yesterday at a workshop organised for the Commanding Officers (COs) held in Akwa Ibom state.

Recalled that Lt Gen Attahiru upon his assumption of the COAS assured that the Nigerian Army under his watchful eyes will crush the insurgents in no distant time.

The COAS was optimistic that through the collaborative efforts and the robust synergy between the Nigerian army and other security agencies, the current security situation in Nigeria will soon become a history.

Lt Gen Attahiru discussing with the representative of Governor Udom Emmanuel

“This workshop is coming at the time when our dear country is facing formidable and unprecedented attacks from non-state actors and diverse security threats that are unstructured with their impacts felt in the land, sea, air and cyber domain ‘.

The Chief further stated that the threat facing the country include the menace of insurgency and banditry in the North Central,North West, and North East zones.

Furthermore , he reiterated that the Nigerian Army under his leadership would remain proactive and work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.

This is in line with his corporate vision for the Army which is “A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment”.

He implored all the participants to re-commit themselves and drive the process through his Command Philosophy which incorporate Readiness, Duty to Country, Capacity and Continuous Leadership Development.

Director Army Public Relations in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters noted that the Special Guest of Honor at the event was the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel.

Governor Udom who was ably represented by his deputy, Mr Moses Ekpo while declaring the workshop opened expressed the delight of the Government and the entire people of the state for the choice of Alwa Ibom State to host the very important workshop which is coming at the most trying time of our nation.

The theme of the workshop was “Repositioning the Nigerian Army to Defeat Adversaries in a Joint Environment.”

Those who attended the workshop include the General Officer Commanding 6 Division Nigerian Army who is also the Land Component Commander Operation Delta Safe, Major General SG Mohammed; Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Commander 2 Brigade, Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Director State Security and Special Adviser to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Security Matters.

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