Take Battle To Bandits’ Doorstep, Matawalle Urges Military

Take Battle To Bandits’ Doorstep, Matawalle Urges Military

From Ahmad Ibrahim Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle has called on the military to persist in taking the battle to bandits’ doorstep as a major panacea to the lingering insurgency in the state.

  Governor Matawalle was speaking when he received a visiting team of members of the Army War College of Nigeria who were on a study visit to the Operation Hadarin Daji in the state.

Governor Matawalle said that if the Military adopts total pro-active measures, the issue of banditry in the state will soon become a history.

He however, acknowledged that the Military is overstretched and also in need of more modern equipments at the moment. “We understand that the Military is overstretched due to the multiple security challenges facing the Country as a result of which all the men in the service are currently engaged”, Governor Matawalle observed.

He however, advised that retired Military officers be re-engaged into the service while the Government further pursue its laudable efforts at acquiring more modern equipments to address insecurity in the country.

He also assured that his administration has noted the commendable efforts of the Military in the state over the years and assured that he will continue to give his utmost support to their operations until peace is restored in the state.

Earlier, the leader of the team, Major-General U U Bassey commended Governor Matawalle for the support he renders to operating officers in the state. He re-iterated the committment of the Military in ending all the security challenges facing the country.

The team honoured Governor Matawalle with an award of Excellence before departing the Government House. 

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