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Army grateful to civilians for support

17 March 2015, 21:17

Abuja - The Army has commended Nigerians for their support over the past year.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Minimah, gave the appreciation during the ongoing first quarter conference at Army Headquarters Command Mess in Abuja.

I want to seize this opportunity to express the Nigerian Army's profound appreciation to all Nigerians who have stood by us through thick and thin particularly in the last one year," he said.

"The challenges that we continue to face has again brought to fore the strength, perseverance, long-suffering and resilience of the Nigerian nation and its people, Minimah said.

He said despite some of the reverses suffered in the course of their operations, the people of this country never wavered but consistently solidarized and identified with the army.

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They are understandably frustrated when we fail to perform to expectation but are always quick to show their support and appreciation for our successes. It is from them that we continue to draw inspiration and invite them to our battle cry of "Never Again.

Minimah also express special thanks to the President Goodluck Jonathan for support offered to the Nigerian Army. 

He reaffirm the army unalloyed loyalty to the Constitution of Nigeria.

He added that the Army would continue to perform its constitutional duty of defending Nigeria from external aggression, maintaining its territorial integrity, suppressing insurrection and providing aid to civil authority.

As we move forward together, I urge all officers and soldiers to continue to uphold the Nigerian Army values of loyalty, courage, professionalism, discipline, respect and sacrifice, he said. 


- CAJ News


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