I Won’t Accept Excuses, Failure In Battle Against Bandits, Terrorists – Nigerian Army Chief Warns Commanders

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, has warned military commanders that he’ll now not settle for excuses within the warfare towards terrorism, banditry and different crimes within the nation.

Yahaya disclosed this on Monday on the opening ceremony of the ‘Combined Second and Third Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference’ in Abuja.

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He referred to as on the commanders to inspire the troops to accentuate their effort in all ongoing operations.

Yahaya stated the military will ensure the troops are effectively outfitted and effectively skilled to deal with each risk to the nation’s safety.

He stated, “Commanders must, therefore, glean from my `Command Philosophy’ to ensure that operational and administrative proficiencies of Nigerian Army units and formations are sustained and improved upon.

“Commanders must seize initiative and commanders must take initiative, they must take decisive actions to defeat the threats in their respective areas of responsibilities (AORs).

“I will not again take or accept no excuses. Gentlemen, failure is failure irrespective of the circumstances.

“I will ensure that through functional training, officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army are equipped with the right attitude, competences and skills to effectively undertake daring missions in addition to developing special operations forces.

“This would be closely followed by procurement that ensures appropriate kitting and provision of protective gear, weapons, equipment and platforms.

“Let me however remind you all that while no effort will be spared in achieving these goals, it is command responsibility to ensure the sustenance and maintenance of all equipment.

“We must therefore strive to improve our maintenance culture to prolong the life span of our platforms and equipment.”

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I Won’t Accept Excuses, Failure In Battle Against Bandits, Terrorists – Nigerian Army Chief Warns Commanders

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