COAS affirms Army’s resolve to remain professional, focused

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By: Kate Obi/Kaduna

Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that Sixth Edition of Exercise Vulcan Glow has reaffirmed Nigerian Army’s resolve to remain well trained and focused in the discharge of its constitutional duties.

General Buratai who was represented by the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry Corps, Major General Hakeem Okiti made the affirmation during the closing ceremony demonstration of the Sixth Edition of Exercise Vulcan Glow, organized by the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery (NACA) in Kachia, Kaduna State, North West, Nigeria on Thursday, 15th of November, 2018.

The Chief of Army Staff assured that the Nigerian Army is on top gear to end insurgency in the northeast and the country at large.

“The exercise has further reaffirmed Army’s resolve to remain well trained and focused in the discharge of its constitutional duties.

“This is more so, at a time when the nation and the military is on top gear in addressing security challenges most especially Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal activities bedeviling our nation’s territory.

“This exercise which is an annual event will continue to be used to provide the needed training for NACA personnel towards improving their competence and that of the Nigerian Army in general” COAS added.

In his welcome address, the Commander Artillery Corps, Major General Abubakar Tarfa said the exercise is an artillery concentration exercise conducted to practice the planning, preparation, employment and deployment of artillery resources in all phases of conventional and unconventional wars.

“This year’s Exercise VULCAN GLOW therefore, provided an avenue for the Nigerian Army leadership to confirm NACA preparedness in carrying out its roles in realization of the COAS vision, of having a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles.”

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