Monday 15 December 2014

Army Chief commends troops for recovery of communities held by insurgents in north-east Nigeria

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah, has attributed the major breakthrough in the recovery of some communities held by insurgents in north-east Nigeria to the resilient of troops and the determination by the armed forces to restore peace in the region.

The Chief of Army Staff made the remarks at the commissioning of kennels for military war dogs in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Saturday.

General Minimah reaffirmed the commitment of the military to restore law and order in the region.

He said that the Army had continued to restructure and review its strategies to tackle the menace of terrorism.

According to the Chief of Army Staff, contemporary security challenges had made it imperative that beyond human personnel and weapons, other aspects of tackling insurgency and war needed to be deployed.

He stressed that the presence of more than 20 military working dogs deployed to the north-east had proved beneficial to the operations.

Besides the dogs, the Chief of Army Staff attributed recent success in retrieving seized territories from the insurgents to the resolve of the Army to flush out the insurgents in the shortest possible time.

The Nigerian Army has more than 200 working dogs and at the commissioning, some of the dogs, which range between the ranks of Privates and Lance Corporal also displayed some of their skills to the audience.

Credit: Channels 

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