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COAS Performs Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Operations Base Sokoto 

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COAS Performs Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Operations Base Sokoto 

 To facilitate operations in Sokoto State and its environs, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya on Tuesday 3 May 2022 performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment and construction of the new Forward Operation Base (FOB) Isa in Isa Local Government Area of the State. 

The COAS was in the State on an operational tour of Operation HADARIN DAJI in the North West, towards evaluating ongoing anti-banditry operations in the zone. 

A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, has disclosed this. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA). 

Speaking at the event, Gen Yahaya stated that the initiative to build the new FOB Isa in the Eastern region of Sokoto State is “premised on its strategic importance to the ongoing operations.” 

The Army Chief pointed out, that the FOB will facilitate the planning and execution of several operations. 

He urged the traditional rulers and the communities to cooperate with the troops, to checkmate banditry and other heinous crimes in the region. 

Amidst his operational tour to Operation HADARIN DAJI, the statement said the COAS also took out time to felicitate and have lunch with the troops, to mark the Eid-el-Fitr. 

In his address to the troops, the COAS charged them to “intensify their operations and take the fight to bandits in their enclaves.” 

“He commended the troops for the successes recorded so far and urged them not to relent to meet the expectations of the nation. He assured the troops that more logistics will be deployed into the theatre to enhance their combat efficiency. 

COAS Performs Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Operations Base Sokoto 

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