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There may be increase in security threats in 2022 – COAS tells troops



Army commanders have been directed by Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Farouk Yahaya, to plan for increased security threats in 2022.

Farouk gave the directive at the closing ceremony of the COAS Annual Conference in Abuja on Friday December 10.

Noting that there is need to develop capacities for improved performances in 2022, the COAS added that emphasis would be placed on both individual and unit training.

He said;

“In the course of the conference, we discussed vigorously salient issues affecting the performance of our constitutional roles and the sustenance of professionalism.

“We have equally considered the various security issues plaguing our nation. Consequently, our focus for the coming year would be on developing capacities for improved performances across board.

“Emphasis will be placed on both individual and unit training that will enhance teamwork and professionalism.

“Furthermore, commanders must ensure that their troops master the art of night operations and anti-ambush drills by engaging in effective night operations and anti-ambush drill training.

“We must take the fight to the adversary in order to neutralise and defeat them. Commanders are also urged to develop contingency plans to ensure our forces always retain the initiative in all our theatres of operation.

“In that vein, commanders must plan for the possible increase in scope and dimension of the activities of violent state actors in the coming year.”

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