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COAS boosts anti-terrorism operations with new vehicles

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya (left) with officers at the event Insert. The van

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya, has empowered Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) of the Nigerian Army with new vehicles to boost the war against terrorism.

General Yahaya handed over keys and official documents of a brand new Toyota Hilux to RSM of Headquarters 7 Division, Master Warrant Officer, Mohammed Babayo, during a visit to the division on Wednesday, July 21.

He stated the move was aimed at restoring the prestige associated with the office of an RSM, whom he described as the custodian of Nigerian Army customs, ethics and traditions.

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The COAS said the RSMs in the Nigerian Army and the military globally play pivotal roles in refining, grooming and putting the regimental lives of young officers and soldiers in check, when freshly deployed to the unit, and on passing-out from their respective training institutions.

He further disclosed that it is paramount to provide them with requisite logistics to enhance their confidence and competence in order to reinvigorate and empower them for their essential role as bridge between the commanders and the soldiers in the hierarchy of the army.

He disclosed that he would ensure the construction of accommodation for the RSMs, as well as renovate existing dilapidated structures in army barracks to demonstrate his commitment in this regard.

Gen. Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, feted service chiefs and officers of the air component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) to a buffet in Maiduguri, to mark Eid-el Kabir celebration.

Recall that the COAS had earlier presented two Hilux vehicles to Army Headquarters and Army Headquarters Garrison RSMs, during the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021 in Abuja.

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