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Insecurity: Bagudu Commends Nigerian Army

Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the Nigerian Army for its relentless efforts in securing lives and property of the citizenry as well as protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

The Governor said inspite of the challenges being faced by the Nigerian military, they are doing a wonderful job in providing security to the citizens

The Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum was speaking at Government House, Birnin Kebbi, when the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya, paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday.

Bagudu acknowledged the patriotic and relentless efforts of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, often with supreme sacrifice in the defence of the fatherland.

”Let me use this opportunity to express our sympathy especially on the loss of lives of Nigerian soldiers and other innocent souls ‘, he averred.

The Kebbi State Governor noted that no nation of the world was 100 per cent without challenges, recalling how even US had to abruptly leave Afghanistan after spending billions of dollars, in a span of 20 years.

Bagudu vowed to continue to provide the needed support, goodwill and morale booster to the military and other security agencies.

This, he noted will serve as an encouragement for them to continue to selflessly render their direly needed services.

Goovernor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya

The Govenor also opined that peace has returned to troubled areas in Kebbi recalling how Danko Wasagu was bedeviled by insecurity in 2015 and how his administration has succeeded in securing peace in the area.

Credit must be given to my late Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammad Dan Hanne.  and my deputy, retired Col. Samaila Yombe, who literally relocated to Danko Wasagu that time.”, Bagudu averred.

”Danku Wasagu area was before 2015 a no-go-area, adding, all that is now history Bagudu added,”.

“We have 255 political wards in Kebbi State across the 21 local governments and in all of them massive agricultural activities are going on in full force.

Speaking Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya told the governor that the visit was to pay respect and homage to the Governor, saying, ” we are getting feedbacks for everything you are doing to us, our troops and other security agencies.

“The governor has sustained his commendable goodwill to us even during the most trying times.

“He has been very consistent in his support. The governor was always calm, understanding, providing support and encouraging us at even the toughest times.

“We are thanking you again for your invaluable support to our troops and you are always appreciating our efforts “even when we don’t ask you have provided,

Even when we have not seen, you have called to give us input and guidance.”

Yahaya however urged the Governor not to relent in this direction.

Before departure, governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu conducted the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Faruk Yahaya and his entourage round the armoured Personnel Carriers fabricated from Land Cruisers by the State Technology Group headed by Kebbi State Deputy Governor, rtd Colenel Samaila Yombe Dabai

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