• Tuesday, July 16, 2024
businessday logo

BusinessDay

Army acquires two helicopters to fight insurgency, banditry, others

Army acquires two helicopters to fight insurgency, banditry, others

The Nigerian Army has acquired two helicopters and numerous battle enablers to enhance its operational effectiveness.

This was stated by Toareed Lagbaja, a Lieutenant-General and Chief of Army Staff, at the grand finale of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2024, which was held in Jos, Plateau State.

Lagbaja highlighted the Army’s achievements in containing banditry in the North-West and Boko Haram terrorism in the North-East.

He also spoke about the Army’s successes in curbing farmers-herders conflicts in the North-Central and gaining the upper hand against criminal groups in the South East, South West, and South South.

Read also: Army holds free medical services in Plateau communities

“The Nigerian Army has matured as a highly professional and potent force, aligned with the directive of the Commander-in-Chief to decisively deal with security challenges”, he noted.

The Chief of Army Staff emphasized the importance of a whole-of-society approach to security and the need for collaboration between the government, people, and military, noting that the Army had expanded and deepened its training activities, launching affordable housing for all scheme to provide subsidized housing for troops.

The Lieutenant General expressed appreciation for the support of President Bola Tinubu, National Assembly, Defence Headquarters, sister services, and the entire security agencies.

He reiterated the Army’s loyalty and commitment to defending the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.