Nigerian Army deploy 5,937 New Soldiers to Combat Banditry and Insurgency, Says Army Chief Lagbaja


In a significant move to bolster national security, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Taoreed Lagbaja announced that 5,937 newly graduated soldiers will be deployed to tackle various security challenges across Nigeria. The announcement was made during the passing out parade for the 86th regular recruit intake at the Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria on Saturday.

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Mr. Lagbaja, who served as the special guest of honor and reviewing officer at the event, emphasized that these new recruits will play a crucial role in addressing the country’s pressing security issues.

“The soldiers passing out today will form part of the solution to the challenges of insurgency in the North-east, banditry, and cattle rustling in the North-west. They will also address farmers/herders clashes in the North-central, secessionist agitation and cultism in the South-east, and militancy and vandalism of critical national assets in the South-south and South-west,” Mr. Lagbaja stated.

He highlighted the continuous nature of military training, noting that the Nigerian Army has established post-depot training programs to ensure soldiers are proficient with a wide range of weapons and equipment. This ongoing training is intended to enhance their combat efficiency.

Additionally, the army chief mentioned improvements in welfare packages designed to support soldiers’ medical, recreational, and educational needs, thereby aiding in their overall career fulfillment.

Congratulating the new recruits, Mr. Lagbaja reminded them that a soldier’s life is one of sacrifice, dedicated to defending the country and its people, even at the cost of personal comfort and safety. He urged them to uphold the highest standards of discipline, loyalty, integrity, and dedication to duty.

“By becoming soldiers, you have accepted the highest call to duty any Nigerian can take up. You have joined a unique league of exceptional Nigerians committed to these principles,” he said.

Mr. Lagbaja also commended the commandant and instructors of the Depot Nigerian Army for their successful training and assured continued support from the army headquarters to achieve the institution’s training objectives.


By Naija247news
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