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Army Dismisses Claims of Troops Underfeeding

Contrary to online reports alleging insufficient feeding for troops involved in Operation Hadarin Daji, the Nigerian Army has issued a press release vehemently denying these claims.

The military authorities, in a statement released on Thursday, categorically refuted the accuracy of such reports and emphasized their unwavering commitment to the well-being and adequate sustenance of all personnel engaged in the critical operation against insurgents in Zamfara State.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has charged troops of 82 Division, Nigerian Army (NA) and Joint Task Force South East Operation UDOKA to remain loyal and committed to their constitutional responsibilities as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to guarantee the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation, as well as peaceful coexistence of the nation’s citizenry.

The COAS gave the charge during his operational visit to Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army on Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Addressing the troops, the Army Chief who lauded the resilience and sacrifices of the troops, also cautioned the troops to not expose themselves to the negative influence of the Social media, as it has often times been used to spread false and noxious information, emphasizing the importance of not letting themselves be manipulated into making misguided decisions or indulging in illegalities, contrary to extant regulations and core values of the Nigerian Army. He added that the Nigerian Army as a disciplined and noble profession has zero tolerance for illegalities and will remain an embodiment of discipline and would therefore, not tolerate any form of indiscipline from troops, as they operate in their respective host communities.

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