Don’t be afraid of bullets, Defence minister charges troops

Defence Minister Bashir Magashi has challenged the Nigerian troops to demonstrate the courage in the fight against terrorism and they should not be afraid of “the bullet.”

Magashi, a retired Brig.-Gen. urged the troops to be concerned with securing the country in their battle against insurgents.

He spoke during a morale-boosting visit to the troops in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital; with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, and service chiefs.

The minister assured them of the government’s readiness to improve on their welfare.

Theatre Commander, Maj. Gen. Farouq Yahaya, lauded the sustained commitment shown to the operations of the Theatre by the minister, the chief of defence staff and the service chiefs.

Stressing that the troops were grateful for the minister’s visit, he recalled that immediately after their appointments, Irabor led the service chiefs to visit the Theatre Command headquarters.

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