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Governor Buni Applauds Nigerian Army’s Successes In Yobe

Governor Buni Applauds Nigerian Army’s Successes In Yobe

Mai Mala Buni, the governor of Yobe State, has praised the Nigerian Army for its obvious and outstanding achievements in the ongoing conflict against insurgency in the State.

The Governor delivered the remark at the Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) West African Social Activities, which were held at the August 27 Stadium in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.

He emphasized the need to combat new security threats that are also byproducts of insurgency, like kidnapping and the criminal extortion of State residents who are innocent.

I am bold to say that the Nigerian Army has evidently recorded tremendous successes in the ongoing war against insurgency in Yobe State.”

The Governor assured the leadership of the Army that the Yobe State Government remains a partner in progress with the Sector in the ongoing counter-insurgency effort through information sharing, intelligence gathering, and other forms of operationally expedient support.

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Buni who was represented by the Special Adviser on Security Affairs, Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsalam (Rtd) further appreciated the Commander Sector 2 OPHK and the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, for his exemplary leadership in tackling the various challenges confronting the Nation and Yobe State in particular.

He acknowledged the Nigerian Army’s Quick Impact Project in the Gulani Local Government Area of the State which he described as a good gesture that restores hope and confidence.

The Commander, Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East, Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Lander Saraso, stated that the West African Social Activities (WASA) is an annual event meant to strengthen social relationships among officers, soldiers, and their families, as well as their friends through cultural displays, musical performances, and other regimental activities.

He pointed out that it is an event that is usually organized to mark the end of tedious and eventful training or operational year and heralds the beginning of another new year.

General Saraso further stated that the event was conceived to create an atmosphere for Officers and Men of the Sector to meet together outside the trenches of the ongoing operations in order to wine, dine and make merry.

He disclosed that the Sector, under his command, will continue to be committed and responsive in discharging constitutional roles in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya; which is to have a “Professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defense of Nigeria”.

He extended his profound gratitude to the Executive Governor of Yobe State, Honourable Mai Mala Buni for his continuous support as well as the good people of Yobe State for their unflinching support.

The colorful event witnessed various cultural displays, musical performances, comedies, tug of war Competitions, presentation of souvenirs, Beating of a Retreat, and Lighting of Bonfire WASA by the Special Guest of Honour.

The event was also well attended as it drew participants from all Security Agencies in the State, Members of the Traditional Council, International NGOs, Captains of Industries, Directors, and Managers of Public and Corporate Organizations, Members of the National Youth Services Corps as well as Members of the Press.

Governor Buni Applauds Nigerian Army’s Successes In Yobe

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