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Be Ruthless, More Aggressive With Bandits, CDS Charges Troops


The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor has charged troops to be ruthless and more aggressive in decisively routing out unrepentant bandits and other criminals within the North-West zone comprising Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi states.

The CDS gave this charge on Tuesday when he led the Service Chiefs and other Principal Staff Officers of the Defence Headquarters and Services Headquarters, on a one-day operational visit to Operation HADARIN DAJI, Zamfara State.

According to a statement signed by Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesperson, Defence Headquarters (DHW), the purpose of the visit was to assess the ongoing military operation in the state, as well as appraise the combat and operational readiness of troops in the Area of Operations.

On arrival at the Force Headquarters, OPHD, Gusau, the CDS and Service Chiefs were briefed on operational activities and achievements of the Operation by the Force Commander Major General Aminu Bande after which the CDS addressed the troops.

In his remarks, the CDS commended the officers and men of OPHD for their concerted efforts and urged them not to relent, but to continue giving their utmost best to ensure the return of lasting peace to Zamfara State in particular, and the North-West zone in general. He urged them

Irabor also charged the troops to remain focused, committed and resolute in discharging their duties while assuring that the Service Chiefs would support and do all that was needed to enhance their fighting capabilities and efficiency in their Area of Operations.

He equally assured the troops of improved welfare and prompt resolution of administrative challenges bedeviling the operation.

The CDS and Service Chiefs thereafter paid a courtesy visit to the executive governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Mohammed MON at the government house, Gusau.

While receiving the CDS, Governor Bello Mohammed made a case for more modern war hardware to be provided for the security agencies operating in the state.

This, according to him, would help nip the current spate of insecurity confronting not only Zamfara State, but the entire country. The Governor equally enjoined the military to clear all the bandits’ camps in the state, stressing that this would go a long way to eliminating them.


ovu: Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 3/11/2021 06:53:00 pm


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