COAS charges troops to remain vigilant, alert



Lieutenant General Faruq Yahaya, Nigeria Chief of Army Staff has charged troops to be viligant and to conduct themselves professionally.

The army chief made the charge while addressing instructors at Depot Nigerian Army, Nigerian Military School (NMS), Directorate of Army Physical Training (DAPT), and Army School of Physical Training (ASPT).

According to Brigadier General Onyeama Nwachukwu, spokesman of the army who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, the Army Chief said the current security challenges call for all to be vigilant, urging them to conduct themselves professionally, while adhering to the rules of engagement and standard operating procedures.

He also reiterated the commitment of his administration to attend to the welfare of officers and soldiers including their families.

He explained that currently his administration is giving priority to the troops' basic needs, including the issues of accommodation at Chindit Cantonment, noting that they will soon be addressed.

The COAS embarked on the assessment visit to obtain firsthand information on the level of renovation work going on in the cantonment.

He told them that 'welfare will continue to be given the desired attention under his watch.'

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