The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, had warned commanders and their subordinates not to engage in any form of illegal duties as he will not tolerate such actions.
He said that leadership is one which, officers cannot do without as they are Commanders at various levels they find themselves.
Gen. Attahiru gave this warning during his maiden Operational visit to Headquarters 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, River State.
While, addressing officers in the Division COAS reiterated the key cardinals of his Command Philosophy which are Readiness, Loyalty to the Commander in Chief and to the nation by extension, Dependable, which is to accomplish all tasks in line with the Norms and Core values of the Nigerian Army and continuous development.
He also charged the officers and soldiers to key into his vision to have “A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to  Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment.”
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima in a statement said the COAS also visited 6 Division and Land Component Soldiers of OPERATION DELTA SAFE at 29 Battalion parade ground Port Harcourt Barracks.
Addressing the troops on parade, COAS assured them of his readiness to properly address all the challenges they are facing and further disclosed that the GOC had already briefed him on some of the challenges which he assured them would be addressed in due time.
He urged them to remain loyal and professional in the discharge of their duties and emphasized his readiness to commend outstanding soldiers, as well as punish those found wanting.
The Chief of Army Staff ended his tour by paying a courtesy visit to the Governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike at Government House Port Harcourt.
He appreciated the Governor for his efforts at ensuring peace in the state.
He further thanked the Governor for his support to the 6 Division, his firm stance against all forms of criminalities and separatist groups in the state.
The Governor in his remarks congratulated the COAS on his appointment and expressed confidence in his ability to tackle to current security situation bedevilling the nation.
He added that with the COAS’ exposure and rich knowledge base, he is optimistic that things will change in the nation’s security.
He further used the visit to pledge his support to the 6 Division and the Nigerian Army in general.

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