The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has urged troops of Nigerian Army in Maiduguri to make sure that loyalty, obedience and sacrifice are always observed in their operational conducts.
Tukur revealed his during a visit to the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir the injured troops at the hospital.
Represented by the Army Chief of Training and Operation, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, his words were, “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.”
“Eid-el-Kabir festival holds special place for us as individuals and collectively as an army.
“It provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect and redouble our efforts towards fulfilling our roles and justifying the confidence reposed in us by Nigerians.
“This is further amplified by the support and cooperation the Nigerian Army receives from President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I must say that so far, we have performed creditably well and I commend all your efforts, though a lot still needs to be done especially in the face of emerging contemporary security challenges.”