NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
14 August, 2013
Residents of Mubi in Adamawa on
Wednesday commended military
authorities for commencing work on a
new barracks in the town.
A cross section of the residents told the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mubi
that the development would further
enhance security in the commercial
border town. Malam Buba Idris said the establishment of the barracks would consolidate the peace that had returned to the town.
“We are enjoying the presence of the military and will like to have them permanently here”, Idris said. Alhaji Mohammed Nuru, the Chairman of
Mubi Bureau de Change, lauded the
setting up of the barracks in the area,
saying that his members had every cause to thank God and the military for
recovering money looted from them recently by suspected Boko Haram
On their part, Rita Joseph, Maryam Wakili and Pius Zira said they were excited over the new barracks and called for public support for government in its efforts to provide them with security.
The Commanding Officer of Special
Operations Battalion in Mubi, Lt.-Col.
Beyidi Martins, said the Chief of Army
Staff approved the barracks in view of the strategic position of the town.Martins said work had commenced in
earnest on the project with contractors
He lauded the support and cooperation
being enjoyed by the military in Mubi,
saying that most of the successes so far
recorded in the area was due to public
support. The commanding officer said the battalion, with the support of 23
Armoured Brigade, Yola, had embarked
on series of military-civil support projects in border communities to boost people’s confidence in the military.
“We want them to know that we are not just here to attack, attack and attack”, Martins stressed.