The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has said that intelligence gathering is a critical element to the success of military operations
Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement on Wednesday, said the COAS stated this on Tuesday when the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani paid a visit to the Army Headquarters, Abuja
The COAS, who noted that the visit afforded the Nigerian Army (NA) the opportunity to receive feedback on the security situation in Kaduna state, expressed appreciation to the Kaduna State Government for its support and partnership with the NA towards the restoration of peace and tranquility in the state.
The statement further explained that timely information was critical to military operations, as it facilitated troops’ proactiveness in the conduct of operations.
He described the state as a strong and dependable ally of the NA, adding that Kaduna State holds a special place in the hearts of military personnel, as it is a home for several military institutions and formations.
He assured the Governor and the good people of Kaduna State that the NA would remain resolute in its efforts towards attaining sustainable peace and stability in the State.
Earlier, Kaduna Governor, Senator Uba Sani stated that he was at the Army Headquarters to congratulate the COAS on his appointment and to express his appreciation to the Army Chief for his unprecedented performance as then General Officer Commanding 1 Division.
He urged the COAS for more intervention in tackling banditry and other criminalities in Southern Kaduna, just as he pledged the support of his government to the NA and other security agencies combating security challenges in the state.