The Nigerian Army’s operational commanders have been ordered by Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, to reassess their capabilities so they can strike the nation’s adversaries with precision.
Mr Lagbaja said this at the closing of the Combined Second and Third Quarters COAS Conference, on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the commanders’ briefs and discussions throughout the conference showed that the work ahead would not be simple.
The COAS stated that the army was capable and remained dedicated to creating synergy with sister services and other security agencies to create the favourable environment required for good governance and economic success.
“Let me reiterate that we cannot afford to show any form of weakness because the adversaries we fight are emboldened by weakness.
“We must recalibrate our strength to give the scientific blows to the adversaries within and without appropriately.
“Therefore, the decisions arrived at during our deliberations will help refine our training and operational activities toward realizing desirable outcomes,” he said.
Mr Lagbaja said the conference provided the army’s top brass a veritable platform to brainstorm and appraise the army’s activities so far in the year.
He said the conference also afforded them quality time to review their training, and operational and administrative activities that directly relate to security issues crucial to Nigeria and external environments.
According to him, formation commanders leading the various operations across the country’s geopolitical zone briefed the house in line with the conference programme.
He assured President Bola Tinubu of the unflinching loyalty and commitment of the Nigerian Army to the defense of the nation’s flourishing democracy and upholding of the constitution.
“In this regard, the Nigerian Army remains unwavering in its commitment to setting good examples for other armies to emulate,” he said.
It was reported that some Next-of-Kins of personnel who died defending the nation were presented with cheques as payment for Group Life Insurance claims of the deceased.