President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed the immediate payment of all Group Life Assurance benefits owed families of departed officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army who paid the supreme price in battles to safeguard the country from terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarter conference 2003 in Abuja yesterday, also announced that troops of the Nigerian Army, in the conduct of Operation Udoka in the South East, in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, have put an end to the infamous sit-at-home order of IPOB/ESN that almost crippled socio-economic activities in the region.
He added that law-abiding citizens of the region now go about their businesses without molestation.
Addressing principal staff officers, force commanders of MNJTF, Hadin Kai, GOCs and corps commanders, Gen Lagbaja said: “As you are aware, all military operations come at a cost, the quantum of which cannot be accurately determined before they are incurred.
“To this end, it is an open secret that we have sometimes suffered painful setbacks and have paid for our successes in blood and treasures.Read alsohttps://dalatopnews.com/2023/09/02/tinubus-reforms-have-so-far-harmed-the-nigerian-economy-experts-say/
“However, I am glad to observe that we have remained resolute in our drive to deny all criminal elements in our society respite, as their dastardly acts have only strengthened our resolve to intensify our onslaught against them.
“In a bid to further enhance our operational effects, the Nigerian Army has established some special forces units, using specially trained personnel to tackle various criminalities across the country.