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Buratai: insurgency’ll soon become history

Buratai: insurgency’ll soon become history
March 16
06:10 2016

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured Nigerians that the insurgency that has threatened security and peace in some parts of the country will soon be suppressed.

He gave the assurance when he visited Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi in Ibadan yesterday.

Deputy Governor Moses Alake Adeyemo received the COAS on behalf of the governor.

The army chief, who was in the company of top military officers, including the General Officer Commanding, 2 Division, Maj.-Gen. Laz Ilo, said the military had recorded remarkable achievements in the fight against terrorism, especially in the Northeast.

Buratai said: “We will soon overcome the insurgency that once threatened peace and security in some parts of the country. I’m using this opportunity to again solicit the support of the public in the provision of information on any suspicious acts or criminal activities.

“The army will adopt a long term surveillance and intelligence gathering to stop Boko Haram attacks.”

He praised the Ajimobi-led administration for what he called “its support for the officers and men of the Division”, a development, he said, had contributed immensely to the sustained peace in the state.

The army chief said: “We appreciate the efforts of the governor in the maintenance of peace in the state. We appreciate the cordial relationship between the government and the army.

“Oyo State has been very supportive in the area of providing security. I can confidently say that the security situation in Oyo State is quite encouraging.”

Adeyemo applauded what he called “the supportive role being played by the army” in the area of security of lives and property in the state, which, he said, had largely contributed to the prevailing peace in the state.

He commended the army for the sacrifices being made to curb the incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, charging officers and men not to relent, until the outlaws are completely wiped out.

The deputy governor pledged the continued support of the administration for all security agencies in the state, stressing that it would continue to accord priority attention to the maintenance of peace in the state.

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