The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has called for sustainable vigilance against incursions by terrorists and other criminal elements parading the landscape.
The Governor said the military, in particular should rise to the occasion, remain vigilant against terrorists and bandits in the country and save the people from the prevailing atmosphere of fear and bondage.
Governor Ugwuanyi made the charge while playing host to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and other top army officers, including the GOC 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Enugu.
Commending the army for its continued successes in the battle to overcome national security challenges and make Nigeria safe and secure for all, Governor Ugwuanyi assured the officers that the state government was committed to adequately assist the army to successfully discharge its statutory duties to the people without hitches.
In his words, “the army has indeed, remained a regular and dependable partner in our efforts to sustain the comparatively high level of security and peaceful environment in the state. In that respect, it shares in the credit for the state’s current standing as the one of the safest in the country.”
Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai said that the top military officers were in Government House Enugu as part of their familiarization tours of the army formations and units in the country.
He acknowledged and appreciated the peaceful and cordial relationship existing between the army and the Enugu State Government in the areas of military intelligence gathering as well as financial support among others.
He reiterated that such assistance to the army would go a long way to putting the officers at alert towards combating and enforcing its war against all manners of crimes and social vices including terrorism and kidnapping.
Lieutenant General Buratai, said that Nigerian Army remained ever vigilant and committed to protecting and preserving the integrity of the country, including its citizenry and thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for giving them audience.
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