In a recent Twitter post, Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State, expressed his confidence in Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), stating that Lagbaja would effectively combat terrorism and banditry in the country.
El-Rufai praised the army chief for his leadership style, leading from the front and instilling fear in the hearts of Boko Haram terrorists, bandits, members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and other criminal groups.
El-Rufai also shared a video of General Lagbaja directing troops to eradicate criminal elements and put an end to the killings in Plateau State.
He said: “A new kind of chief of army staff who without a doubt will wipe out terrorism, banditry, vandalism and militancy in Nigeria.
“I know the new COAS very well. Gen Taoreed Lagbaja was my last GOC as governor of Kaduna State. He always leads 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 doing what you have always done so well and with valour. God Bless you.”
It is worth noting that Lagbaja had previously served as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) during El-Rufai’s tenure as governor of Kaduna.