COAS Motivates Troops In Forward Operating Base, Niger State

By Nokai Origin, Abuja

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The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has in a determination to restore sanity in troubled areas, charged troops at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Niger State, to rally together and be more resolute in bringing the nation’s adversaries to their knees.

General Lagbaja gave the charge to motivate and energise the troops after their encounter with insurgents in Zungeru general area of Niger state, in which some of the gallant troops paid the supreme price saying the fight against insurgents and bandits is a just cause, in defense of Nigerians and the nation at large.

A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the Army Chief who arrived Minna, Niger state capital on Tuesday night August 15, 2023, was briefed on the current security situation by the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Major General Bamidele Alabi.

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The dogged Army Leader immediately moved to the Forward Operating Base Erena, in Shiroro LGA of Niger state, where he addressed the troops and maintained that “Protecting lives and defending your nation are the noblest service anyone can offer.”

He emphasized that “you are therefore in the noble profession of arms and must not allow your morale to dwindle. We must defeat the adversaries of our people and take back every inch of space where they are hibernating in our land”.


General Lagbaja assured the troops that he will do all within available resources to give Nigerian Army personnel and their families the best in terms of welfare.

He further disclosed that this is topmost in the pillars of his Command Philosophy.

He thereafter directed the immediate reinforcement of the troops with additional combat enablers to enhance their operational effectiveness.