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Defence Ministry pledges to support Army defeat terrorism, insecurity

Ministry of Defence has assured Nigerian Army of adequate support to defeat terrorism, banditry and other security challenges currently confronting Nigeria.

According to a press release issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dr Musa Istifanus gave this assurance yesterday, 10th March 2021.


Dr Istifanus stated this during a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.

He assured that the ministry was ever ready to give its unalloyed and maximum support to the Nigerian Army’s operations, programmes and campaigns.

He said the support is geared towards securing Nigerian people.

The Defence Ministry Permanent Secretary commended the COAS for taking off on good note by dominating the operation area.

The dominating, he noted, led to the recapture of Marte and securing Dikwa from the terrorists.

The Permanent Secretary congratulated the COAS on his new appointment describing it as a round peg in a round hole.

In his response, the COAS, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, thanked the Permanent Secretary for the visit.

General Attahiru reassured him of the readiness of Nigerian Army under his leadership to defeat Boko Haram and other threats to security of the country.

He said the Nigerian Army will continue to discharge its constitutional roles in line with his corporate vision for it.

He noted that every effort is channelled towards emplacing “A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment”.

The Chief of Army Staff pledged that his leadership will focus on providing effective strategic and operational leadership that will enhance Nigerian Army operations.

The event was graced by Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) from Army Headquarters and Ministry of Defence.

Highpoints of the event were the exchange of souvenirs and group photographs.

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