Irabor to troops: Buhari’s mandate on improving security must be achieved

The Chief of defence staff, Lucky Irabor has called on troops of operation Lafiya Dole to ensure that the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari on fighting insecurity must be achieved.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on March 5 when he decorated the service chiefs with their new ranks had given them “a few weeks” to secure the country.

“You have got a few weeks to do that because by the rainy season, we expect people to develop confidence and go back to the land. So that we don’t get into trouble by being away from the field, and therefore unable to produce enough food for the nation”, President Buhari had stated.

Irabor on Saturday also commended the officers for their commitment and resilience in the fight against insurgents.

Irabor who led other service chiefs to the theatre command in Maiduguri, Borno state said “What I need to let you know is that we have a mandate from him (president) and that mandate must be achieved. So, this is the reason why we are working assiduously. All issues of violence and insecurity, especially within the area of Operation Lafiya Dole, must come to an end,”.

On his part, Farouq Yahaya, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, thanked the service chiefs for the visit, adding that it would boost the morale of the troops.

“We are encouraged by this effort of the CDS and service chiefs who have been in touch every hour,” he said.

Yahaya said the troops will deliver on the tasks assigned to them.

According to NAN, the service chiefs also visited the 7 Division Military Hospital to interact with wounded soldiers receiving treatment.

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