Army acquires Communication Vehicles for Northeast

Chiamaka Ikechukwu, Lagos

The Nigerian Army has acquired six communication vehicles to aid its fight against insurgency in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, revealed this during his official visit to Nigerian Army, 81 Division area of responsibility in Lagos.

Lieutenant General Buratai said that the communication vehicles procured by its Signal Corps would be deployed to the northeast to help prosecute the war against insurgency.

According to him, “We are still pursuing the terrorists and we will continue to do that. So far, the situation is good, as the troops are doing very well. We are fighting the insurgents in the north east.”

The Army Chief says the force is making sure that peace is restored on every part that is facing any form of security challenge.

“We are also handling the criminal elements in the Niger Delta and also those involved the herdsmen saga. We will continue to operate the way we have been doing. ”This is a military strategy and it is an operational issue which we may not divulge to you how we are doing that,” he said.

Commissioning of projects
As part of efforts to build a responsive Army, Buratai commissioned some newly constructed buildings and office complexes to improve the welfare of officers and soldiers.

While addressing the troops at Bonny Camp, Buratai said that the soldiers must establish very good cordial relationship with civilians.

He also warned the soldiers not to be allowed to be used for any criminal act against the society, saying ”Any act of indiscipline, criminality or sabotage must be avoided and do not associate yourself with criminals.”

He also urged soldiers to be disciplined, focused and loyal to constituted authorities.

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