Army restates commitment to secure Nigeria

The Nigerian Army has restated its commitment to tackling insurgency and securing the country.

‎Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai pledged the commitment of officers and men in the discharge of their duties in Kano State when he visited Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday. ‎

‎‎”Insurgents and other criminals have been seriously degraded and the army would not relent until it ensures peace and stability in all parts of the country,” he promised.

Special military exercise
Buratai said that he was in Kano to round off a special military exercise “Operation Scorpion Sting (Harbin Kunama II) in Falgore forest of Doguwa Local Government area of Kano state.‎

The operation was launched in Southern Kaduna to address the problem of clashes between farmers and herdsmen as well as ethno-religious crises in the area.‎

‎The Army Chief said that the first phase of the operation was conducted in parts of Kaduna, Zamfara, Bauchi and Niger Delta.

Toyota Hilux vehicles provided
He then commended the state governor for providing accommodation and 16 new Toyota Hilux vehicles for the army in Kano.‎

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had attributed the positive changes witnessed in the military to the support and leadership of the President‎ Buhari.

‎Governor Ganduje also commended the resilience and sacrifice of soldiers in the field.‎

‎”I urge you to keep it up and sustain the tempo as you carry on with the efforts to rid our country of criminal elements.

“I must also commend your efforts in ensuring the fulfilment of this administration’s pledge to secure lives and property; because of your contributions, the situation has greatly improved,” he said.‎

NAN/Mercy Chukwudiebere