Lagbaja, 82 Division GOC tasks soldiers on alertness

By AdvocateNews on 26/03/2021

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File: Maj.-Gen. Abiodun Lagbaja addressing newsmen
File: Maj.-Gen. Abiodun Lagbaja addressing newsmen

The General Officer Commanding, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Maj General Abiodun Lagbaja, Thursday ,  told officers and men of the 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), in Onitsha, to remain professional and responsive in the discharge of their duties.

Major General Lagbaja, also charged the soldiers to be  conscious of their safety while at their duty posts, warning that they should not relax as if they are at their homes, just as he warned them about leaving only one person at their duty post for any  reason to give hoodlums opportunities to attack them.

He also enjoined the soldiers to ensure full enforcement of the State Government’s order banning tinted vehicles and covered number plates.

Major Gen Lagbaja’s visit  is coming one week after hoodlums attacked two military check points in Anambra State where they killed three Nigerian Navy officers and made away with their riffles.

The GOC who assured his officers and men that the army authority is working hard to improve on their welfare, advised them to take the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from the dreaded Corona-virus pandemic.

He said:  “The Nigerian Army will continue to carry out its constitutional responsibilities with high sense of professionalism despite any form of provocation.

“As  soldiers, if you are six in a duty post, stay together and at alert. If you must give permission for any one to eat, you must not allow more than one person at a time to leave for any excuse. If you observe the rules of your engagement, there will not be any issue of human rights violation in the discharge of your jobs or attack against you.

“I have gone round Anambra State and I have discovered that soldiers are misbehaving.  IPOB is trying to tell the world that we are Army of occupation and you must not prove them right. You must discharge your duties as soldiers of the Nigerian Army.

“The job we ask you to do is not to harrass and intimidate people or collect money at road blocks. When you stay together, you will fight together against the enemies. Permit only one person out at a time.”

He acknowledged that the soldiers have a lot of problems militating against their jobs but assured them that these problems are being addressed especially  accommodation and other issues, adding that in no distant time, those problems will be a thing of the past.

“I am here  for the first time as the GOC 82 Division to sympathise with the Nigerian Navy Onitsha Out Post for the loss of their three  personnel and fire arms and to familiarize with you and know some of the problems you face.

“The Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru  is sincere in  addressing your welfare  issues and the only way to pay back for his genuine commitment is to work hard and in line with the rules of your engagement.” -Vanguard 

Posted 26/03/2021 06:22:12 AM

 

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