Breaking: President to declare open Chief of Army Staff conference

Poster: STANCOBRIDGE | Date: 1:42am, 3rd Dec 2016. | Views: 170 | 1 Replies
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STANCOBRIDGE. Jalingo, Taraba
1:42am, 3rd Dec 2016.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to
declare open the Chief of Army Staff’s annual
conference for 2016 scheduled to take place in
Owerri from Dec. 4 to Dec. 10, 2016.

According to a statement issued by the army
Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman on Friday in
Abuja, the theme of conference is
“Consolidating on the Gains of Counter
Insurgency Operations Toward Achieving
National Security”.

Usman said that the conference which was
part of activities in the Nigerian army’s
forecast of events was designed to critically
appraise its activities and operations in the
preceding year.

According to him, it will also make projections
for the incoming year.

He said that in line with the theme, special
emphasis and appraisal of the counter
insurgency and military operations in the
North-East and South-South regions, as well
as other operations would feature prominently.

“The conference appraisal is aimed at making
the Nigerian Army more responsive in the
fulfillment of its constitutional role of
protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria
and providing aid to civil authorities.“

The choice of holding it in the South-East
region of the country is in consonance with
COAS’ desire of moving the hierarchy of the
army to dialogue with all regions of the

“This is to tailor security solutions peculiar to
the people closely affected with their active
participation,’’ he said.

Usman noted that it was in that light that
“Exercise Python Dance” would feature as part
of the activities for the conference.

“Exercise Python Dance, a field training
exercise is designed to exercise troops in the
South-East region of the country,’’ he said.

Usman said that as part of the Nigerian
army’s corporate social responsibility and to
further enhance civil-military relations, the
Nigerian Army Medical Corps would be
deployed to selected communities in the
region to providing free medical services.
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