Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Monday, provided reassurance that both the army and other security agencies are determined to effectively tackle the ongoing security challenges within the nation.
Lagbaja delivered this commitment while inaugurating the newly constructed Headquarters of the 8 Division Nigerian Army in Sokoto.
“I must admit that the nation has faced some security challenges along the way, but the troops have been responding to these challenges across the country.
“We will continue to do all within our power to combat every security challenge confronting the country and meet the expectations of the country in providing a secure environment for economic activities to thrive,” he added.
He called on Nigerians to support the troops with actionable information in their battle against criminals in the country.
Lagbaja said that the construction of army formations was to bring the troops closer to the people for effective and timely response to any security threat.
He added that the new barracks would enhance regimentation and coordination of responses to security challenges.