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COAS Lauds Soldiers on Sacrificial Services for Fatherland

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, on Thursday, lauded officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army for their selfless and sacrificial services in defending the integrity of the country against terrorism and general insecurity.

The Army Chief gave the commendation while commissioning a newly constructed Multipurpose edifice at the Headquarters of 63 Brigade Asaba, Delta State. Adding that the project will add value and increase the overall welfare of troops in the Brigade.

In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig General Onyema Nwachukwu, after the commissioning on Thursday, the COAS urged the soldiers to be relentless and remain professional always by conforming with extant rules of engagement and standing orders in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities. The Trumpet gathered.

Gen Nwachukwu said, ”Gen Yahaya stated that the project, which comprises soldiers’ accommodation, Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess, Soldiers’ Club and a Gymnasium will bring succour and value addition to the general wellbeing of the troops.

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“The COAS lauded the officers and soldiers of the Brigade, for their selfless sacrifice in defence of fatherland and in service to humanity. He urged them to be relentless and remain professional always by conforming with extant Rules of Engagement and Standing Orders in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities.”

Earlier, the COAS was briefed by the Commander 63 Brigade, Brig-Gen Landers Saraso on the operational engagements of the Brigade and the current security situation in its area of responsibility. He also conducted the COAS on inspection of other ongoing projects at the Brigade’s permanent site.

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