Farouk Yahaya

‘Join Us In Securing Nigeria,’ Army Chief Appeals To Nigerians » Naijaloaded


Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya has called on Nigerians to join hands with security agencies to combat insecurity in the country.

He stated this on Saturday in Iyin-Ekiti during the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Akorewolu of Iyin-Ekiti on Senate President, Ahmad Lawan by Adeniyi Ajakaye, the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti.

He stated that the Nigerian army is working tirelessly to secure the nation by containing the activities of terrorists and bandits.

“The armed forces are doing their best to secure the nation and we will continue in the task of making Nigeria free from this present situation,” he said.

“Security is a business of everybody, including all stakeholders, particularly the community leaders. It is the responsibility of every Nigerian.

“We, therefore, appeal to Nigerians to join us in the task of securing the nation.

“We are also ready to work with other sister agencies to secure our nation. We are also tapping from the experiences of those that had served before us in the armed forces to guide us in my present task of securing the nation.”

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We’ll Talk To Bandits In Language They Understand


Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya has expressed that bandits, insurgents and kidnappers will be treated “in the language they understand”.

He stated this on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the chief of army staff combined second and third quarters conference, held in Abuja.

He stated that the military remains committed to its duty of ensuring peace and security in the country.

“I would like to seize this opportunity to advise those fuelling the crises being witnessed across the country to desist from their unpatriotic acts, as we remain committed to ensuring peace returns to every part of the country in no distant time,” NAN quoted Yahaya as saying.

“The Nigerian Army, within the ambit of rule of law, will talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other perpetrators of violence in the language they understand.

“We will ensure that all peace-loving citizens of this country go about their legitimate businesses and live their lives without fear or intimidation.”

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Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya has warned army commanders that he will no longer accept excuses in the war against insecurity in the country.

The army chief spoke on Monday at the opening ceremony of the ‘Combined Second and Third Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference’ in Abuja.

Yahaya called on the commanders to motivate the troops to intensify their effort in all ongoing operations.

He stated that the army will make sure the troops are well equipped and well trained to tackle every threat to the country’s security.

“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,” he said.

“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, competencies 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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