The Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Friday that the Nigerian Army was on track to effectively respond to emerging challenges associated with protecting the nation’s territory.
Buratai said this while leading serving army personnel in Abuja to participate in the monthly `Route March Exercise.’
He said troops across the country were physically sound and mentally ready to take on any task assigned to them.
“The Nigerian Army is back, we are fully back on track; the previous impression should be erased, the Nigerian Army is professional.
“We are re-emphasising training which is very important as we strive to remain professional and this is in line with my vision to have a professionally responsive army.
“The key emphasis here is physical fitness, then mental alertness and spiritual upliftment which are at the core of our operations across the country and the world at large,’’ he said.
Buratai called on all soldiers and officers to strive to maintain the highest level of physical fitness and mental alertness as the military makes effort to provide security to troubled parts of the country.
Thee military personnel in the FCT participated in the exercise that was also held simultaneously in army formations across the country.
The Abuja exercise kicked off at 6 a.m. from the Aguyi Ironsi Cantonment to the Guards Brigade Polo Club and back to the Cantonment.