Insecurity: Don’t Spare Any Terrorist, Criminal In Your Areas Of Responsibility – CDS Charges Commanders


The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa has enjoined operational commanders not to spare any terrorist, bandit or criminal in their various areas of responsibility.

He gave the charge on Saturday at the closing of the maiden Defence Headquarters Joint Task Force Commanders Conference, with the theme: “Towards Enhancing Joint Task Force Operations for National Security”, held in Abuja.

According to him, the charge was apt and in line with President Bola Tinubu’s directive to the armed forces and other security agencies to deal decisively with all threats to national security.

He also charged them to remain focused, dedicated and committed towards ensuring that they achieved the mandates of the President that no terrorist, bandit or criminal should be spared in any part of the country.

The conference, he said, had afforded them opportunity to discuss the challenges they faced, shared their experiences and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course for the future.

According to the CDS, the knowledge gained, relationships forged and the ideas generated during the conference would significantly contribute to the effectiveness and success of ongoing joint operations.

“One of the key takeaways from our discussions has been the importance of unity of effort.

“As commanders, it is imperative that we foster a culture of cooperation, collaboration and synergy among our forces,” he said.

He stressed that there was the need for them to bring the spirit of ‘jointness’ back to their respective task forces and integrate it into their daily operations, adding that there is the need to reform the structures of the various operations.

The CDS assured the commanders that all identified operational challenges would be addressed to ensure effectiveness in all theatres of operation.

He urged the commanders to always encourage and empower their troops

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