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Army has plans to address security issues —COAS

Army has plans to address security issues —COAS

By Jennifer S. Kuwanta

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja on Wednesday reaffirmed the Nigerian Army’s commitment to addressing the country’s present security problems.

To improve internal security operations in the nation, he sought a mutually beneficial connection between the military and the media.

The COAS made this statement at the Officers’ Mess, Agodi in Ibadan during the Nigerian Army Civil-Military Cooperation Quarterly Media Chat.

Gen. Lagbaja, who was represented at the event by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, of 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Bamidele Alabi, said: “The Nigerian Army will continue to train and equip its forces to carry out kinetic operations in compliance with the approved rules of engagement and code of conduct for various theatres, within and outside the country.”

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Speaking on the theme ‘Leveraging Media To Enhance Nigeria’s Internal Security Operations’, the Army chief said: “At a time like this, when the nation is inundated with a myriad of internal security challenges, the Nigerian Army under my leadership has adopted a multi-dimensional approach requiring the collaboration of all especially the media in confronting these challenges. Thus, a forum such as this media chat is important for a more detailed examination of issues that relate to the Nigerian Army, in order to provide context and other perspectives to the issues.

“Traditionally, the media keeps society informed of events as they occur including military operations. They interpret the military as a society. The military on the other hand is concerned with the successful conduct of its missions which may require the maintenance of operational security required to win.

“However, a good part of the interface between the media and the military involves the reportage of routine military activities and the conduct of military personnel in peacetime.”

“The media remains a key partner in our non-kinetic line of operation for the security of the country.

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