From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has ordered soldiers to combine the fire power, mobility and shock action provided them by the Nigerian army in form of weapons and vehicles with action to combat the insurgents in parts of the north east.
Buratai gave the order yesterday in Bauchi during the training of officers and live firing demonstration of newly procured war tanks called VT4 MBT and ST1 light tanks for the Nigerian army armoured corps center and School Bauchi at Geji firing range Bauchi.
He said the newly acquired weapons and training will enable the officers exterminate insurgents’ remnants in the country.
“If you go to the field, you must be decisive. You must deal with them when you combine fire power mobility and shock action. The adversaries have no option than to be dealt with accordingly.
“I am just coming from Maiduguri and Damaturu and I have seen the tremendous efforts the army has made in the operation “Lafiya Dole” and I expect that very soon, you will be mobilised with these vehicles to go roundoff.”
The Chief of Army staff said that he expects the armoured corps in Bauchi to be mobilized to the two states with the purchased vehicles to go and round up the fight against insurgency.