Be decisive and alert in countering insurgency, COAS charges troops

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya has charged troops in the Theatre of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) to be decisive and alert in the fight against ISWAP and Boko Haram Terrorists in North-Eastern Nigeria.

The COAS gave the charge while addressing troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI/Multinational Joint Task Force, Monguno, during his maiden operational tour of the Sector on Saturday, 26 June 2021.

Yahaya, who lauded the level of discipline and commitment to duty exhibited by troops of the Sector, however, admonished them to be apolitical, decisive and circumspect in all their operational engagements.

According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said the COAS tasked both officers and soldiers of the Sector to conduct decisive offensive operations against the terrorist groups marauding in the theatre of operation.

He charged them to sustain the aggressive tempo of the operations and keep the flag flying, in order to bring the insurgency to an end in the northeast.

The COAS was accompanied during the tour by the Chief of Operations (Army) Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, Major General Christopher Musa,  the Provost Marshal (Army) Major General Robert Aiyenigba, Chief of Military Intelligence (Army) Brigadier General Danladi Salihu, Maritime Component Commander OPHK Commodore Richard Shammah,  among other principal staff officers.