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Oyo state government has assured Nigerian Army of continual support.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that Oyo state government has assured the Nigerian Army of continual support and commitment to promoting already existing cordial relationship which has been between the govt and the officers and men of the Army.

Governor Makinde who was represented the Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi  at the 2nd Division, Nigerian Army Odogbo Ibadan, acknowledged the role of the Nigerian Army in helping civil authorities on security through containment of insurgency by ensuring that the surge did not spread to other states in the country.

He also recognized the impact of the men of the 2 Division in the state, added that they have added great value, respect, honour and dignity to the perception of Oyo residents about the Nigerian Army.

He said, “The Nigerian Army today seem to have play more role in helping civil authorities on security in the history of our dear nation. This include containment of insurgency by ensuring that the surge did not spread to other states in the country. The containment of the nefarious activities of the rampaging bandits in the northwest. These are in addition to curtailing operations of cultists, kidnappers and other threat to ou security. Nigerian Army has recorded a great achievement without disrespect to the rule of law”.

“I commend the entire officers and soldiers of 2 division while I also urge you to continue and  maintain the tempo. I also want to assure you of the continual support and cooperation of the people of oyo state, the governor said.

In his own remarks, the General Officer commanding, 2 division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo, Ibadan Major General Chibuisi noted that the West African Social Activities (WASA) provides an environment for personnel  and their family members to celebrate while it is unique and memorable because it showcases the diverse ethnic and rich cultural composition of the Nigerian People.

He further states that WASA affords the Officers and men of the Nigerian Army of the opportunity to appraise their performances in any given year which includes approach to training, operations and administration in their areas of responsibility.

He said, “The west african social activities (wasa), for short dates back to the period of the Royal West African Frontier Force when various communities requested for the release of their enlisted sons to participate in their yearly cultural festivals.

“Beseeched by this request from these royal rulers, the colonial authority decided to inculcate cultural activities into the army’s annual activities.  This was necessary to retain the loyalty of soldiers and foster Espri de Corp.

“The Nigerian Army has continue with this tradition as we are witnessing today, WASA therefore provides an environment for personnels and their family members to celebrate, it is unique and memorable because it showcases the diverse ethnic and rich cultural composition of the Nigerian people.

“WASA also affords us of the opportunity  to appraise our performances in any given year. This includes our approach in training, operations and administration in our areas of responsibility. It eventually contribute to the cause of the chief of army staff mission of having a Nigerian army ready to accomplish assigned mission within a joint environment in defence Nigeria.

“It is common  knowledge that the Nigerian army has in recent times strive that all forms of threat to our national security are contained. Such threat range from insurgency and terrorism in the northeast, the activities of bandits in the northwest and central states to kidnapping and robbery in the south west.

“Also we have illegal bunkering and pipeline vandalism, cultism and militancy in the south south as well as the activities of the indigenous people of Biafra and the eastern security network in the southeast which have continue to threaten security in other parts of the country.

The need to tackle this threat underscored our internal security operations. Laudable security operations in two divisions area of responsibility include operation burst here in oyo state, operation wabaziga in Edo state and operation harmony in Kwara state. The year 2021 saw the division conducting a number of clearance operations such as operation pekapema in October last year predicted on the discovery of bandits camps in some portion of old oyo national park.

“Currently, we have Operation Backstrike ongoing at combing and clearing bandits in the general area of Bokua, Boruku in Niger state and Kayama and Borute in Kwara state. The division has established four Operating Bases in ode Ekiti,  Ilejemaje, Ayete, Karunji, Babana following the approval of the chief of army staff. These efforts have therefore contributed positively to the relative peace in 2 divisions area of responsibility.

Maj Gen Chibuisi further said, “On conclusion of WASA focus would be shifted to the 2022 training year. 2 division would be hosting the lieutenant to captain practical promotion examination in February. This will be followed by inter brigade cross country competition in preparation for the Inter division cross country competition coming up in Port Harcourt also in February. We are therefore ready for the year and trusting God for more successes and building on what was achieved in 2021.

“Maj Gen. Chibuisi however acknowledge the support of the chief of army staff Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya “whose immense material and moral support contributed in making this day a reality.

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