As the Nigerian Army’s train ‘Atilogwu Udo’ begins at the moment, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai has solicited the assist of stakeholders for the success of the army operation geared in direction of tackling safety challenges within the South East particularly in the course of the festive interval.
This was introduced throughout a 2-day civil/media/army relations summit for the South East zone on the theme: ‘Galvanizing citizens’ assist for army operations in Nigeria by means of the media’, in Enugu, yesterday.
Lt. Gen Buratai who was represented by the director, Nigerian Army Training and Operation, Maj. Gen. EO Udo, mentioned that the graduation of the operation was fastidiously chosen to coincide with the Yuletide season the place there may be often an upsurge in felony actions within the nation.
He additional assured the populace of the resolve of the army by means of their assist to make sure that this yr’s festivities had been peaceable throughout the South East.
According to him: “The perpetration of crimes during the Yuletide season, therefore, offer opportunity for exercise troops to deal with the perpetrators of the acts of criminality in real time. The exercise also offers opportunity for the military to get closer to the civilian populace through the conduct of medical outreaches, educational outreaches, sanitation exercises and road construction. This is done with a view to winning their hearts and minds and their support for our operations,” he mentioned.
Speaking in the course of the occasion, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Simon Ortuanya ,urged the media to make sure correct, optimistic and goal reportage of the army train whereas it lasts