The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has implored all members of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) not to be fazed by the recent attacks on the military academy but rather remain loyal to serving the country. ayokinews.com reports
According to the NDA spokesperson, Bashir Jajira, the COAS made it known during his visit to the academy on Tuesday.
Speaking during his visit to the academy, Lt Gen. Farouk Yahaya, promised to see to the apprehension of the attackers of the academy and also bring them to justice.
The statement reads, “The COAS said he was in the Academy to obtain a firsthand brief on the recent security breach, and reassure the Commandant and staff of the Academy of the Nigerian Army’s support and solidarity in the fight against insecurity.
“The COAS further commended the Commandant NDA, the GOC 1 Division, the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command and heads of other security agencies in Kaduna State in the ongoing efforts to ensure the safe return of the abducted officer.
“He assured the Academy that the Nigerian Army would also provide the Academy with additional operational enablers to further enhance the security of the Academy.
“The COAS appealed to the Academy staff to remain loyal to the country and not allow the unfortunate incident to deter them from their ultimate objective of grooming officer cadets for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“He further enjoined all officers, soldiers and civilian staff in the Academy to remain vigilant, because the fight against insecurity must be a collective effort.
“The COAS avowed that no matter how long it takes, the perpetrators of this heinous act would be brought to justice.
“He urged the Commandant not to be deterred, but remain focused on the good job he is doing in the Academy. The COAS also undertook an on-the-spot assessment of the scene of the incident before departing the Academy.”