The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya says the Nigerian Army would utilise the support of the international entities to defeat insecurity in the country.
He mentioned this in Bauchi on Monday during the inauguration of the 2023 Combat Arms Training Week, organised by the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps and Infantry Corps, Bauchi.
The Chief of Staff added that the combat arms of the Nigerian Army have been performing creditably in the discharge of the assigned mission in various internal and foreign operational environments with remarkable successes.
He said successes are being achieved due to the resolve and determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to support the military in performing its constitutional responsibilities through improved funding, clear strategic directives and provision of needed logistics.
“We shall utilise the support of international entities to defeat the various threats confronting Nigeria.
“These measures as vigorously pursued and sustained will make the Nigerian Army and indeed the combat arms better equipped to take on present and future security challenges.
“Efforts are being sustained at the highest levels to rejig the Nigerian Army,” adding that it was also imperative for the combat arms and other components of the army to continue to look inward and make the best use of available resources.
The COAS reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigerian Army to continue to evolve along with the dynamics of the society.
In his remarks, the Commander of Armoured Corps, Bauchi, Major General Mohammed Ahmed said the combat arms have benefited immensely from the COAS’ transformational drive.
He highlighted some of the benefits to include the acquisition and induction of new Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), the upgrading of training facilities as well as the creation of new formations and units.
Others included the construction of new accommodations for officers and soldiers, among others.
Speaking, Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed said it is ideal for forces to train regularly to maintain combat readiness in line with the world's best practices.
“It is not out of place for the combat arms to constantly engage officers and men in training,” the governor said.
The theme of the Training Week is “Capacity Building for Operational Efficiency of the Combat Arms in a Joint Environment”.