Army Chief pledges unalloyed loyalty to President Buhari

The newly decorated Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, says many bandits and other criminals undermining national security “have been sent to God to go and answer for their crimes.”

Yahaya said this shortly after he was decorated with his new rank by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Fielding questions from correspondents, the army boss appreciated the president for the confidence reposed in him, pledging his unalloyed loyalty on behalf of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army.

He said they would continue to do their best to arrest insecurity in the country particularly insurgency and other violent crimes.

General Yahaya affirmed that successes were already being recorded, saying that the military would leverage on it and its experience.

He said: “I want to first most sincerely appreciate the President and commander in chief of the armed forces for the confidence reposed in me and now being decorated Lieutenant General and Chief of Army Staff.

“And I want to pledge my unalloyed loyalty on behalf of the officers and men of Nigerian Army and also continue to do our very best to arrest this challenge that we have, particularly insurgency, insecurity, and other violent crimes.

“We are already getting successes. We will leverage on that including our experience in this job and by the grace of God, we shall get there.”

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