The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has promised that the Nigerian Army will deal decisively with every form of security threats confronting the nation.
Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru stated this in Uyo at the first Commanding Officers’ Workshop 2021 with the theme, “Repositioning the Nigerian Army to Defeat Contemporary Adversaries in a Joint Environment.”
He assured the nation that Army would soon surmount attempts by some individuals to compromise the territorial integrity of the country by the declaration of sovereignty on behalf of ethnic nationalities in the country.
Attahiru called on the participants at the workshop to commit themselves to the dictates of their duty to the nation.
The COAS said he would continue to provide mission-oriented training through workshops and build capacity for the military that would make the army dependable and feared by all adversaries.
“The Nigerian Army under my leadership would remain proactive and jointly work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.
In a remark, Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom said the security challenges confronting the nation called for a military that was ready and equipped to face the problems.
Governor Emmanuel, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, urged the military to intensify and expand strategies, techniques and tactics needed to contain all insecurity across the country.
He commended the various security agencies in the state for the synergy and harmonious working relationship among which had brought about security in the state and promised to continue to support them.
“It is reassuring that in spite of other operational commitments across the country, the new Chief of Army staff has considered it necessary to organise this workshop,” Emmanuel said.