The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has tasked troops of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri to ensure that loyalty, obedience and sacrifice, remain their priorities in their operational conducts.
Buratai made the call during a visit to the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with the wounded troops at the hospital.
He was represented by the Army Chief of Training and Operation, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, at the occasion.
“We must continue to subordinate ourselves and act professionally in support of civil authorities whenever we are called upon to do so.
“That is a veritable way to justify the confidence which Nigerians repose in the Nigerian Army and ensure continued support for the Service.
“We must bear in mind that obedience to lawful orders is a hallmark of discipline and discipline remains the bedrock of the military.
“Therefore, discipline and courage must remain our watchwords in our personal conduct as well as during operations, as we seek to defeat the remnants of ISWAP threats in the Northeast and security challenges in other parts of our country,’’ he said.
The army chief said that the army had lived up to expectations and remained ahead of the threats bedevilling the country in spite of some daunting challenges.