Securing Plateau State: Nigerian Army’s Commitment to Community Resilience
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has boldly declared that criminals in Plateau State will find no sanctuary, affirming the Nigerian Army’s commitment to rooting out criminal elements and restoring peace to the region.
This resolute statement came as the COAS presided over the commissioning of several transformative Civil-Military Relations projects in Mangu LGA of Plateau State on Tuesday.
Addressing the communities that have endured the harrowing impact of crises, the COAS conveyed the Nigerian Army’s deep empathy for their plight, leading to the decision to spearhead the reconstruction and resettlement process.
The Army’s proactive approach included the refurbishment of healthcare facilities and schools, the provision of essential medical equipment, as well as the installation of both manual and solar-powered boreholes to ensure a sustainable and reliable source of clean water for the communities.
With compassion and determination, the COAS expressed his belief that these projects will serve as beacons of hope, symbolizing the Nigerian Army’s unwavering solidarity with the communities that have benefited from these vital initiatives.
The Chief of Army Staff who was represented by Major General AE Abubakar, the General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army and Commander of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), not only conveyed the COAS’s message but also highlighted the remarkable successes achieved by the troops of Operation HAKORIN DAMISA IV.
He stressed the importance of public collaboration with security agencies in the ongoing battle against criminal activities, calling upon all members of society to join hands in this crucial effort to safeguard the nation.
Furthermore, the Chief of Army Staff expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, the esteemed President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, for the invaluable support provided to the Nigerian Army.
Additionally, he extended appreciation to General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, for his outstanding leadership in advancing the collective objectives of the armed forces.
In sum, the resolute stance of the Nigerian Army, as articulated by the COAS and represented by Major General Abubakar, reflects a comprehensive and proactive approach to addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by communities in Plateau State.
The combined efforts of the military, government, and the public are essential in forging a path toward lasting peace, security, and prosperity in the region.