Army Chief Tasks Theatre Commanders, GOCs on Safeguarding Barracks, Cantonments

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, on Tuesday in Lagos directed theatre commanders as well as the General Officers Commanding (GOCs), in the North East to ensure that they secure their barracks, cantonments and locations, saying that the task is a command responsibility.

General Lagbaja gave this directive in a keynote address he delivered at the second Commanding Officer’s Workshop hosted in Lagos by 81 Division of the Nigerian Army.

The army chief insisted that it has become expedient now considering the fact that they are commanding under a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

The army chief who was the special guest of honour was represented by the Corp Commander, Army Engineer, General Phillip Eromosele.

The COAS, who charged the officers to think of fresh ideas aimed at tackling insurgency, noted that the commanders’ ability to make administrative, operational or tactical judgment and exercise effective leadership must be unquestionable.

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