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We’ve taken war to bandits’ hideouts: Nigerian Army

An official said the overall effect of the strategy had resonated in public support for the Nigerian Army.

• January 26, 2022
Farouk Yahaya
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Farouk Yahaya

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday attributed the successes in military operations to its new strategy of taking the war to bandits and insurgents’ enclaves.

The army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the Chief of Army Staff Faruk Yahaya introduced the strategy on the assumption of duty.

“Also, worthy of mention is the fact that troops’ morale and fighting spirit has been reinvigorated, coupled with the new war strategy employed by the military which seeks to swiftly take the war to the enclave of insurgents and bandits.

“These have yielded huge operational successes over time, which we are consolidating upon with sustained operational engagements,” Mr Nwachukwu said.

He said the army chief made it clear his vision to have “a professional Nigerian army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria’’.

The army spokesperson said the overall effect of the strategy had resonated in public support for the Nigerian Army as witnessed across various theatres of operations.

He said the recent experiences of support were in Biu, Borno, and part of Zamfara state, where troops effectively took out terrorists and bandits.


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