Eid el-Kabir luncheon: Remain resolute, disciplined, COAS tells Yobe troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has urged troops of Sector 2 joint task force (North-east) Operation Hadin Kai to remain resolute, undaunted, disciplined and patriotic in combating the adversaries of the country.

Lagbaja made the call Friday during an Army Staff Eid el-Kabir luncheon with troops in the field which took place at the headquarters of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai in Damaturu.

Represented by the Commander Sector 2 NE-OHK, Maj.-Gen. MLD Saraso, the COAS said the Eid el-Kabir festival represented the virtues of sacrifice and submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, as exemplified by Prophet Abraham and emulated by Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

He urged the troops to leverage the spirituality of the occasion to pray for the Nigerian army, as it tried to combat security challenges in all theatre operations across the country.

He lauded the troops deployed in ongoing operations within and outside the shores of the country for their sacrifice.

“In the course of my career, I witnessed in different capacities, your efforts and sacrifices. Therefore, I have no doubt about the zeal and commitment of our troops in ensuring the success of the NA in combating the complex, multifaceted, and unpredictable security threats bedeviling our country, alongside our sister services, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies,” he said.

Lagbaja expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for the confidence reposed in him and the Nigerian Army.

He reaffirmed the loyalty of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to the constitution and the president.