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Army chief to troops: Don’t rest until you destroy insurgents

Army chief to troops: Don’t rest until you destroy insurgents
July 04
17:04 2021

Faruk Yahaya, chief of army staff, has asked officers of the Nigerian Army to remain resolute in the fight against insecurity in the country. 

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Yahaya stated this at the interdenominational church service as part of activities to commemorate the 2021 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) at Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja.

He said NADCEL was a celebration of commitment, doggedness, sacrifice and unity of purpose in ensuring the defence and security of the nation.

He told the troops that though the army has recorded some successes, they should not rest on their oars until insurgency and other criminal activities are completely curtailed.

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“I urge us all not to rest on oars but to continue until we completely defeat and destroy this insurgency and other criminal elements’ activities in our country and render it a more secure and peaceful nation,” Yahaya said.

“I also urge us all, anywhere we are, to remain resolute and determined and with our determination, commitment and prayers, we will get there.

“We have made some successes; we should not rest on our oars, but continue in that regard.”

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The army chief said the military believes in the efficacy of prayer and it is a usual practice to have prayers at both mosques and churches as part of activities lined up for NADCEL.

He also commended the spouses of the officers on the field for their efforts in holding on the home-front, while the troops work to keep the nation safe and secure.

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