Troops will continue to eliminate bandits – COAS


The Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, says Nigerian troops will continue to eliminate bandits and other criminals disturbing the country’s peace and undermining national security.

Yahaya said this after he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday shortly before the commencement of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa.

The army chief also pledged his loyalty to the president and the country.

“I want to most sincerely appreciate the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces for the confidence reposed in me and now being decorated lieutenant general, he said.

“I want to pledge my unalloyed loyalty, on behalf of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army. We would also continue to do our very best to arrest the current insecurity, which includes insurgency and other violent crimes.

“We are already getting successes and we will leverage on that including our experience in this job and by the grace of God we will get there,” the army chief said.

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