By Joy Odor
The Armed Forces of Nigeria has called for collaboration from the public to military high command to come up with new ways and means of tackling the security challenges in the country.
The call was the highlight of the Defense general update on Operations from 21 January to 11 February 2021, made by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche.
General Enenche said the changes in the Armed Forces of Nigera ushered in new modus operandi for tackling the security challenges in the Country.
The Coordinator said with the appointment of new service chiefs, the operations of the Armed Forces is equally being reorganized to tackle the security challenges in the country effectively.
‘The Service Chiefs on assumption, immediately hit the ground running by conducting an operational visit to the North East. They have also visited some operational areas in the Country to interact with troops and commanders in the field in the various theatres. It is aimed at ensuring that the military high command come up with new ways and means of tackling the security challenges.”
In this regard, the service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff Major General LEO Irabor (GSS) commenced action at all levels. These include carrying out strategic, administrative, and operational and logistics adjustments, changes and reviews, to improve the security situation in the Country.” said by Enenche.
He stated that Troops of Operations HADARIN DAJI have continued to sustain their efforts in the North-West Zone of the Country progressively, as several land and air operations, clearance and ambush operations as well as aggressive ground and aerial patrols have been done, in order to ensure security of lives and property within the Zone.
Gneeral Enenche said that in the North East Zone, the Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security agencies have continued to sustain the onslaught against the insurgents.
“Within the period under review, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on various occasions made contact and engaged some Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminal elements.
In the various encounters, more terrorists’ enclaves have been destroyed along with their logistics facilities and scores of their fighters neutralized through ground and air strikes at different locations in the North East Zone.”
He gave an update on the activities of various troops in North-Central Zone, South-South Zone of Operation Delta Safe that deactivated several illegal refining sites within the period in focus and SOUTH-WEST ZONE fight against pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft as well as other economic saboteurs through raids and arrests within the period.