Chief of army staff, Faruk Yahaya has asked troops in all army operations to take the fight to the enemies’ enclaves.
This call was made by the chief of army staff, Yahaya while addressing troops at the Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward operating base in Daura, Katsina state.
Yahaya said although there were challenges, troops should be determined to win the war.
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He said with determination and the right efforts, the Nigeria security challenges are surmountable.
“The essence of my visit is to reinvigorate our operations and strengthen them to ensure that the troops take the fight to the enclaves of these criminals and destroy them,” he said.
“That is what we are doing and this is what we will continue to do. For every place that I pass, that is my message. We must carry the battle to the enemies’ enclaves both here in the North-west and even in the North-east where we are conducting them.
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“This is done in synergy with other services and other security agencies and indeed other stakeholders. We are all partners and together with this synergy we will achieve results, like we have seen, it has started gaining ground.
“There are challenges. Sometimes, you see them, but they are not insurmountable. With the support we have from the president and commander-in-chief, and with the cooperation of other service chiefs, we will get there.”
The army chief who also paid a courtesy visit on Umar Farouk Umar, Emir of Daura, solicited the support of traditional rulers in north-west for reliable information that will aid troops in combating the menace of banditry.
He said this is a crucial role of the local authorities and is pivotal in decisively combating the activities of the criminals.
In his remarks, the emir commended the Nigerian Army and the army chief for their sacrifices and dedication towards curtailing banditry and other security challenges bedevilling the state.
He added that the people of Daura will not hesitate in volunteering within their capacity to mobilise grassroot support for the troops.
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