Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika presents an award to a graduand from the Basic CTCOIN Proficiency Training Course at the all-new Nigerian Army Training Centre at Kontagora, Niger State
PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN ARMY
August 7, 2013
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday assured Nigerians that efforts were being made to ensure the Boko Haram insurgency did not spread to other parts of the country. This assurance was given in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika,during the monthly interactive session with Defence correspondents in his office where he disclosed that the Army
had begun implementation of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act by setting up an office to handle the policy on behalf of the Army.
Since the military has taken the battle to the camps of the insurgents on mountain tops in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, the sect has been under a siege and this is largely responsible for an attempt being made to relocate to other states, but the Army said it would never allow that to happen. “The Nigerian Army will remain eternally vigilant with a view to reducing vulnerability through proactive measures. This is aimed at preventing the spread of terrorism to other parts of the country. These proactive measures have yielded results with the recent arrest in Lagos and Ogun states of 42 suspected terrorists. I, therefore, wish to reassure Nigerians that the Nigerian Army will continue to constantly review its strategies towards greater sophistication in tackling the security challenges facing the country.”
According to Army Chief, the Army remains “agile and proactive by continually enhancing her capability to pre-empt, dislocate and disrupt terrorist threat. This will be achieved through effective collaboration with other security agencies in order to defeat terrorists and other criminal elements and ensure safety of lives and property of law abiding citizens.”
To buttress this position, the Army chief who spoke through the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru gave out some contacts where members of the public could alert the Army when they perceive that their security is threatened.
The contact telephone numbers are 08160030300
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