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Army will reply to safety threats in South-East, others, COAS vows

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Thursday mentioned the Nigerian Army will proceed to answer safety threats within the Southeast and different components of the nation in accordance with laid down procedures.

He mentioned the Army will reply with power towards gunmen wielding army grade weapons.

Lagbaja spoke on the Headquarters of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers State whereas inaugurating initiatives executed by the division’s General Officer Commanding (GOC), Maj.-Gen. Jamal Abdussalam, and to shut the Chief of Army Staff Second Commanding Officers’ Workshop, which started on Tuesday.

He mentioned such a response from the Army towards safety threats can be swift sufficient to guard harmless residents from any hurt.

Lagbaja mentioned he had been on tour of formations and items beneath the 6 Division since Wednesday.

The COAS acknowledged, “The Army will proceed to answer all these safety threats in accordance with laid down constitutional provisions and the procedures in our e-book. The troopers will reply according to our code of conduct and guidelines of engagement.

“And so for all threats to safety, the Army will reply appropriately. For individuals, who’re carrying army grade weapons overtly, troops will reply with power to guard law-abiding residents, to guard our tools that they deployed within the inhabitants house and to safe their very own lives.

“And so what has happened with the attacks on the troops in the past? I believe it is one off thing but the troops will continue to operate within this environment to ensure that peace is sustained”.

On his tour of army formations, he mentioned: “Since yesterday (Wednesday) morning, I’ve been engaged in a tour of formations and items of the Nigerian Army beneath the 6 Division space of accountability.

“I was in Uyo which is the 2nd Brigade area of responsibility. The security situation in this area of responsibility has generally improved; all thanks to the work that our troops are doing and the support of the stakeholders especially the government at the sub national level and other critical stakeholders in our society”.

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The Army Chief recommended all stakeholders within the area for his or her assist to the troops particularly in provision of well timed data, at the same time as he thanked the Rivers State Government for offering the enabling setting and logistics assist to the troops to function successfully.

He mentioned additional, “I need to guarantee them that our troops will proceed to work to make sure that the safety state of affairs is improved upon to realize the target of general financial improvement and even push into different frontiers throughout the nation.

He mentioned the workshop titled, “Enhancing tactical level command and leadership in a joint environment” was designed to equip commanding officers with requisite abilities and competences and improve their efficiency in an more and more complicated safety setting.

Lagbaja mentioned it was clear from the deliberations carried out through the workshop and the briefs he acquired that the goals of the summit had been achieved, saying commanding officers had been key within the accomplishment of his command philosophy to remodel the Nigerian Army right into a well-trained and extremely motivated power in direction of attaining constitutional tasks in a joint setting.

He mentioned they had been educated to know their modern command setting characterised by technological developments, social media tradition, excessive inhabitants charge and its related unemployment, amongst others.

Lagbaja additional mentioned through the workshop, discussions targeted on tactical stage command and management within the modern safety setting, implementation of the Nigerian Army’s coaching directives for 2024, merging administrative points in items, civil army cooperation, tools upkeep, digital transformation and innovation and profession planning.
Despite some organisational variations, officers he mentioned should domesticate synergy throughout safety stakeholders’ of their working setting by consistently partaking with key leaders throughout the divide with out compromising safety ethics.

“Military administration in the present day is encumbered with new units of challenges. The impression of social media in your command is gigantic and you should keep away from the affect of the destructive facet of this new actuality in your command.
“You should be conscious of the character of the technology coming into the Nigerian Army and be ingenious in administering the laid down administrative insurance policies and rules. To do that successfully, I encourage you to maintain abreast of technological developments, make the most of available assets and strengthen data and communication know-how coaching in your items.

He suggested that deliberate efforts should be made to constantly determine the duties, threats and requirements required to function successfully of their respective areas or accountability as a way to attain particular measurable ranges of efficiency.

“As senior training leaders, you must be directly involved in all training activities and take a keen interest in the development of opinion leaders. Training at unit and unit levels requires thorough supervision,” he acknowledged

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