Army will ensure personnel deployed for operations maintain rules of engagement – GOC



The Nigeria Army has restated that it would maintain constant assessment of its operations in any State of the federation to ensure conformity with operational standards.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigeria Army, Kaduna, Maj.-Gen Usman Mohammed, restated the commitment in a statement on Friday, by Deputy Director, Army Public Relations,1 Division, Col Ezendu Idimah.

Mohammed gave the assurance when the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan paid him a visit.

The GOC said that the assessment would also ensure that personnel deployed for various operations act in line with the rules of engagement and best practice.

He commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai for his support to the Division in its fight against bandits and other criminal elements.

The News Agency of NIgeria reports that  Aruwan  was in the Division to convey the State Government’s  goodwill message to Mohammed, who assumed leadership of the command recently.

Aruwan lauded the GOC for his cooperation with the government in the coordination of Joint Security Operations across the state.

He reassured the GOC of the State Government’s commitment to strengthening ongoing security operations in the state for improved performance.

The commissioner lauded officers and soldiers of the Division deployed on Operations THUNDER STRIKE,  WHIRL PUNCH and YAKI for their professionalism and dedication in the discharge of their duties.

He noted with satisfaction that troops deployed in the operations have stemmed the wave of armed robbery,  banditry,  kidnapping and other crimes that ravaged the state prior to the inception of  Gov. El-Rufai’s administration.

Aruwan also thanked the GOC for the role the Division played during the 2016/2017 Southern Kaduna crisis.

He also noted the role the Division played in the establishment of the Forward Operating Base in Kafanchan in Feb. 2017 to tackle security challenges in southern Kaduna.


Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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