Thursday, July 14, 2016

Buhari commends Nigerian Army for 153 years of noble service

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari has commended the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army for 153 years of noble service to the country, reports ITRealms.

Buhari in an address to the Nigerian Army Day celebration 2016 in Gusau, Zamfara State, applauded the soldiers for sustaining the current tempo.

“I also congratulate the Nigerian Army for its one hundred and fifty three (153) years of noble and purposeful existence and for being a critical instrument of national unity, cohesion and integration. We look forward to better days ahead,” he said.

Buhari noted with glad the choice of Gusau for the conduct of this exercise and for the wisdom of incorporating a live Field Training Exercise into the celebration to clear remnants of cattle rustlers and armed bandits terrifying innocent citizens in this general area.

The remarkable success recorded during the conduct of the exercise, he said, has no doubt served the purpose and aptly drive the realization of the theme of the celebration which is, “Optimizing the Capability of the Nigerian Army to meet Contemporary Security Challenges.”

President Buhari who sympathized with the people of this area for the enormous losses they suffered as a result of the incessant activities of the insurgents and cattle rustlers whose actions have made farming, livestock management and other economic activities more difficult even in the face of the general economic challenges.

He expressed optimistic that the operations of the last few days will surely lead to the restoration of economic activities of surrounding communities bedevilled for some time now by the menace of cattle rustling and banditry.

“I therefore commend the Chief of Army Staff for this foresight and initiative and for mobilizing adequate resources to ensure precision in the conduct of the exercise. I also applaud the collaboration with sister services and other security agencies in order to degrade and decimate the miscreants. I urge you to intensify and perfect current strategies, approaches, techniques and tactics towards curtailing all forms of lawlessness across the country,” he said.

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