Nigerian Army seeks retired officers help to tackle insecurity – Army Chief

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Farouk Yahaya, has solicited the help of its veterans in tackling the security challenges across the country.

Yahaya stated this yesterday in Jos, during the opening of the Army’s ‘2021 Second Quarter Veterans Affairs Seminar/Workshop’. He was represented by the Director of Personnel Services (Army HQ), Department of Administration, Boniface Sinjen.

According to him, the veterans have the potential to support the Nigerian Army in combating all forms of insecurity in the country.

He said the workshop would afford the army the opportunity to tap from the avalanche of experience of the retired personnel.

“The importance of this seminar/workshop cannot be overemphasised, bearing in mind the special roles our retired/discharged colleagues play in the society, especially at a time like this, when our nation is faced with diverse but surmountable security challenges, which include activities of the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), farmers/herdsmen clashes, banditry and kidnapping.

The COAS said he is particularly impressed with the selection of the theme for the workshop, which he said will provide a forum for them to tap into the wealth of experience of the veterans towards tackling the issue of insecurity in the country.

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