Taraba State Governor Darious Ishaku addressing GOC 3 Division Abdulsalami Ibrahim and another officer, among others, who accompanied the GOC to pay Ishaku a courtesy visit at Government House, Jalingo, the state capital … Friday.
Governor Darious Ishaku of Taraba State, North-East Nigeria, has commended troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) for their sustained efforts towards flushing out criminal elements in state.
In a press release, the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Three Division, Lieutenant-Colonel Ishaku Takwa, quoted Ishaku as having rendered the commendation on Friday when the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Three Division and Commander, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major-General Abdulsalami Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Jalingo, the state capital.
The Governor revealed that since the deployment of troops in the state, banditry and other forms of criminalities have been kept at low ebb.
He urged the people of the state to sustain the level of support and cooperation with security agencies to flush out the remaining criminal elements in the state.
Ishaku, who also presented Certificate of Occupancy of the land donated by the state to the NA for the construction of Headquarters Six Brigade, reaffirmed his commitment to providing the needed support to enhance the operation of the Army in the State.
He disclosed that the speedy approval of the land was in recognition and appreciation of the commitment of troops to ensuring peace and security of lives and properties of the people.
Speaking earlier, the GOC and Commander, OPSH noted that the NA will not rest on its oars until criminal elements are completely flushed out of the country.
He added that development can only strive in an atmosphere of peace.
Ibrahim further appreciated the Governor for allocating the land to the NA to build the Brigade Headquarters in Jalingo, commending the State Government for the support and cooperation being enjoyed by troops deployed in the state.
While commissioning the newly built residence of Six Brigade Regimental Sergeant Major in Jalingo, the GOC said that the house was constructed on the directive of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya, in line with his vision of having ”A Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Mission Within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”.
He noted that the Regimental Sergeant Majors are very significant in ensuring discipline and regimentation in the military.
Highlights of the event included the commissioning of a Detention Facility, Training Shade, as well as the inspection of Sick Bay and other facilities in Headquarters Six Brigade.
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