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Insecurity: COAS orders troops to intensify operations against bandits

Insecurity: COAS orders troops to intensify operations against bandits

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops of 8 Division and Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) to intensify their operations against bandits marauding in parts of North West, Nigeria.

In a statement on Wednesday evening by Onyema Nwachukwu Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations said, “The COAS gave the charge today Wednesday 4 August 2021 in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital, while addressing troops during his operational tour of 8 Division and its formations and units.

“The COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya commended the troops for their operational exploits in curtailing the activities of the criminals, and urged them to promote synergy among the military and other security agencies, describing it, as a strategy that will speed up the end of banditry in the region.” The statement said

“The COAS urged the officers and soldiers to be proactive and resilient in order to crush the bandits and expedite the restoration of normalcy to the affected states. He assured the troops that their welfare is uppermost in the agenda of his command.

“Gen Yahaya admonished them to ensure they conduct their operations in compliance with extant operational codes of conduct and regulations. He added, that troops must always show respect for the fundamental human rights of law-abiding citizens in the conduct of their operations,” the statement further added

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