Arewa group lauds COAS Yahaya, troops on war against banditry
The Arewa Citizens Action for Good Governance (ACAGG) has commended the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya for the successes in the fight against banditry and other criminalities.
In a statement today signed by its President, Comrade Sani Mohammed, it said the recent exploits is due to the zeal, commitment and courage by the COAS which has rubbed off on troops.
He said Faruk has led from the front, coordinating the battles and entrenching a regime of collaboration with sister security agencies in the country.
“The Chief of Army Staff has displayed uncommon courage in leading the war against banditry through ingenious ways, such as coordinating the battles from the front and entrenching a regime of collaboration with sister security agencies in the country”, the statement said.
“The Chief of Army Staff has displayed an unalloyed passion for service to the country. This has resulted in coordinated and strategic efforts to rid the country of bandits and criminal activities.
“We also commend officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army for their gallant displays in taking the battle to the bandits in their enclaves, dislodging them and liberating communities from their nefarious activities.
“The Arewa Citizens Action for Good Governance is using this medium to encourage the Chief of Army Staff to continue to render service to the country in this manner as it is evident that since he assumed office, the operations of the Nigerian Army in addressing the security challenges in the country has been noteworthy.
“The operations of the Nigerian Army under his command have also witnessed improved engagements in line with the rules of engagement in war and conflict situations. This is commendable and an indication that in no distant time, activities of bandits and other criminal elements will be a thing of the past with the renewed onslaught”.
The group, therefore, called on all “stakeholders to continue to render support to the operations of the Nigerian Army in the war against banditry and other acts of criminalities in the country, as the Chief of Army Staff has, through his actions, indicated that the Nigerian Army is indeed positioned to address the security challenges in the country”.
The Arewa Citizens Action for Good Governance also pledged its continuous support for the Nigerian Army’s operations in the country’s war against banditry.