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The newly appointed General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Hassan Dada, has shut all room for doubt as he pledges a rigorous pursuit of non-state actors and an unwavering commitment to eradicate any form of criminality prevailing in the region forthwith.
During a visit to the Government House in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Friday, Major General Hassan Dada, who had just taken on the role of GOC 82 Division, shared this revelation with Governor Hope Uzodimma as part of his familiarisation activities.
Major General Hassan Dada stated that he has received a clear directive from the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, to promptly address the security challenges in the South East and bring an end to the prevailing insecurity in the region.
During his address, the recently appointed GOC emphasised that his major task in the South-East is to eliminate criminal activities and put an end to the savage killings in the region, in line with the directives given by the top authorities of the Nigerian Army.
Reiterating his team’s dedication to restoring peace in the South East, the GOC appealed for the support of Governor Hope Uzodimma and the people of Imo State, recognising that their united assistance is indispensable in accomplishing this noble goal.
Governor Uzodimma’s remarks focused on the urgency of restoring peace and ending insurgency in the South East, highlighting the pressing need for concerted efforts to achieve this goal.
Furthermore, Governor Uzodimma addressed the adverse impact of illegal sit-at-home orders and emphasized the importance of extraditing Simon Ekpa, the Finland-based separatist.
He assured the new GOC and his team of his full support, as well as the unwavering backing of the people of Imo State.
Governor Uzodimma continued his efforts to address security challenges by meeting with traditional rulers and community leaders at the headquarters of the Traditional Rulers Council in Owerri.
At the gathering, he called upon them to play an active role in curbing insecurity and supporting the government and security agencies’ joint endeavours to combat crime.
Governor Uzodimma urged the traditional rulers and community leaders to disregard any sit-at-home orders and encouraged them to carry on with their legal activities and businesses without fear.
During the meeting, Governor Uzodimma took the chance to disclose the array of intervention programs and incentives planned by both the state and federal governments.
These initiatives are designed to mitigate the economic impact of the fuel subsidy removal and provide support to the affected individuals and businesses.