Former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai on Sunday, commended Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Taorees Lagbaja for motivating Army troops in Plateau State.
A now trending video on Twitter shows the COAS motivating the troops with push ups, chanting war songs.
General Lagbaja also told the troops to reach out to him directly, saying, “My lines are open…”
Reacting to the video, El-rufai described the Army Chief as a new kind of Chief of Army Staff who without doubt will wipe out terrorism, banditry, vandalism and militancy in Nigeria.
El-rufai tweeted: “I know the new COAS very well. Gen Taoreed Lagbaja was my last GOC as Governor of Kaduna State. He always led from the front anywhere he is”.
“He personally led troops to confront bandits in Kaduna State. He did the same in the North East and South East. The operatives of Boko Haram, IPOB, ESN and the bandits know well and fear him. He is the best choice as COAS”.
“This video says it all. Thank you General Lagbaja. Keep on doing what you have always done so well and with valour. God Bless you”, El-rufai wrote.
A tweep, Davi Offor also tweeted, “This video of The COAS, General Lagbaja motivating the troops in Plateau State needs to trend
Haven’t seen a more vibrant COAS, a great field Officer.
He told the troops to reach him directly!So sweet”.