An allegation of poor feeding of frontline troops in Nigeria’s North East Theatre of Operations has received the attention of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja. He has ordered an investigation into the matter.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Nwachukwu said that the welfare of troops has been given premium attention by the present leadership of the Nigerian Army and was one of the vital pillars of the COAS Command Philosophy targeted at motivating the force.
” the Nigerian army therefore takes these allegations very seriously and COAS has directed immediate investigation into the complaints to ascertain its veracity and unravel the circumstances,” the army spokesman said.
Nwachukwu assured the public and all army personnel that a thorough investigation would be conducted to get to the bottom of the claims.
Nwachukwu stressed that the Nigerian army remained committed to transparency and accountability, and would not condone any form of negligence or misconduct.
Nwachukwu called on personnel to report any grievances or concerns they might have regarding their feeding arrangements through the established channels for feedback