South-East: Ebonyi Gov. Applauds Army ‘s intervention on border crises
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, has acknowledged the intervention of the Nigerian Army inland border disputes and bloody crises in several parts of Ebonyi, Enugu, Benue, Cross River, and Benue States, in recent times.
Umahi, gave the commendation at the Army Headquarters on during a visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
Umahi, while emphasizing the need for community policing, also said Governors of the region have resolved to convene a security council meeting in their respective state to decide the number of roadblocks and places they will be mounted by the Army, Police and other security agencies.
He thanked the Nigerian Army for maintaining neutrality and impartiality before, and during the last general elections in Ebonyi, and across the South East.
The Governor, appealed to the COAS to give approval for the establishment of Army formations and units in the southern part of the State, in order to stem the wave of insecurity ravaging communities in the area.
He further disclosed that temporary facilities are available for the take-off if approval is swiftly given for the establishment, assuring that the State Government will provide necessary infrastructure for the units or formations to be established by the Army Chief.
Responding, Lt. Gen. Buratai, lauded the developmental strides of the Governor, which he said has transformed Ebonyi, and also engender peace and mutual cohesion in the State.
He expressed gratitude to Governor Umahi for rehabilitating dilapidated facilities and also constructing new infrastructural projects at several Army Barracks in Abakaliki.
The COAS pledged the Nigerian Army’s support to the Governor, saying his officers and men will continue to be responsive and professional in the discharge of their constitutional duties in the South East and other parts of the country.