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Army Vows To Tackle Biafra Agitation, Militancy, Oil Theft

Posted: Dec 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Army has expressed concern over the rising insecurity and resolved to strengthen its ways to tackle militancy, Biafra agitation, Niger Delta militancy and oil theft in the country.

A communique issued at the end of the 2015 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference held in Dutse, Jigawa State and signed by the  Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said the Nigerian Army had resolved to continue its offensive against the insurgents and restore state authority in the north-east region.

According to the statement, “in this regard, the Nigerian Army has resolved to strengthen its resolve to tackle the activities of these groups in order to create the conducive enviroment for peace and economic development in Nigeria”.

The Chief of Army Staff maintained that “the Nigerian Army identified the need for collaborative effort among security agencies in tackling the present myriad of security challenges across Nigeria. In this regard the Army requires joint training contingency plan with other services of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Nigerian Police, Department of the State Services and National Security and Civil Defence Corps in tackling these threats”.

He added that “the Nigerian Army identified the language gap between Nigeria and its Franchophone neighbours and resolved to institutionalise French  as an alternative language”.

“The Nigerian Army noted the need to articulate measure to constantly engage relevant stakeholders on all issues of human rights and civil military relationship”, Buratai disclosed.

He appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued support for the Nigerian Army in its efforts to tackle the myriad of security challenges across Nigeria and make the welfare of troops a cardinal point of his support to Nigerian Army.