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Senate pledges continuous support to Nigerian Army to stem insecurity 

Nigerian Army pledge to continue the fight against insecurity as the senate promise to continue to give them the necessary support they need



The Senate Committee set up for the Army has assured the Nigerian Army of their  continuous support in its efforts to address the myriad of security challenges bedevilling the country.

Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ali Ndume gave this assurance to the army  when he led members of the committee on a statutory oversight function to the Army Headquarters on Thursday,October 27th, in Abuja.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu shared the information in a statement released on the same day.

Ndume commended the Nigerian army for the good job they were doing and the operational successes they had gained so far in the fight against terrorism, banditry and other criminalities across the country.

“The army under the current leadership has demonstrated capacity, commitment and determination to end the security challenges bedevilling the nation.

“But I will urge them to continue to intensify their efforts in tackling insecurity in troubled parts of the country before the end of the year,” Ndume encouraged. 

He also expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigerian army to work in synergy with other services and agencies to restore peace and security to the country as was the case that was being progressively witnessed in the North East.

He expressed his delight in the work being done by the army to ensure that the North East, which was hitherto the epicentre of terrorists’ activities, had experienced a lot of improvement in recent time.

In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya expressed his sincere appreciation to the committee and the entire senate for their never failing support to the Nigerian army as well as the diligent execution of their oversight function.

Yahaya provided the committee with an update on the operational activities of the army and ongoing efforts to curtail insecurity in all parts of the country.

He informed the committee that the recent flagging off of Exercises Still Waters, Golden Dawn and Enduring Peace across the country was one of the efforts to stem the tide of criminality during the approaching yuletide period.

Yahaya added that it was also preparatory to ensuring a peaceful atmosphere during the upcoming 2023 general elections.

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