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Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has declared that the Nigerian Army is putting up measures to strengthen security in few dark areas in Enugu State, such as Isi-Uzo Council, applauding the government and people of the state for being good partners in the fight against insecurity.
Lagbaja said the desire and effort of the government of Enugu State aligned with the goal of the Army to expand the frontiers of peace and stability for law-abiding citizens to thrive and thanked the governor and the people of the state for the support provided to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, the Garrison,103 Battalion and other deployments across the state.
This was even as the Governor of Enugu State, Dr Peter Mbah, commended the Army for the immense support to his government’s efforts at boosting security in order to grow the state’s economy from $4.4 billion to $30 billion.
Lagbaja, who was accompanied by the Army high command, gave the assurances during a working visit to Government House in Enugu, yesterday, as part of his effort to assess operational situations under the jurisdiction of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
He said: “Following my assumption of office as the Chief of Army Staff on the 23rd of June last year, I have taken time out to visit formations and units of the Nigerian Army to assess the deployment of our troops across the country in a bid to address some challenges confronting the troops in order to improve their operational effectiveness.”
In his remarks, Mbah said his administration was on course to fulfilling the promises it made to the people of Enugu State because the Army had been very supportive of his government’s efforts to stamp out every trace of insecurity in the state.
“I must also, at this point, recognise and acknowledge the tireless efforts and commitment you and your men have invested in securing Enugu State. Today in Enugu State, we can proudly say that we are on the path of fulfilling those promises we made to our people,” he told the Army chief.