BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA
The Nigerian Army has said that it is at the stage of conducting stabilisation operations in parts of the Northeast geopolitical zone of the country, following the degradation of Book Haram insurgents. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while speaking at the June 12 Lecture, organised by a good governance group, the Unity House Foundation (UHF), with the theme:
“National Security: Beyond Power, Passion and Politics.” Buratai, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Major-General Jamil Sarham, said the operation would ensure that the civil populace in the Internally Displaced Persons Camps return to their homes for socio-economic activities to thrive in their communities. He said: “I can assure you that the Nigerian Army is poised to live to its constitutional responsibility by ensuring that all threats to the countries national security is defeated at the earliest possible time. “A lot of progress has been made in the fight against the Boko Haram Insurgency which hopefully is at its last stage.
The main efforts have been achieved as the insurgents’ capacity to hold territories have been greatly degraded. “The Nigerian Army is at the stage of conducting Stabilisation Operations which will ensure that the civil populace in the IDPs camps return to their homes for socio-economic activities to thrive in their communities.” The Chief of Army Staff stated that the Nigerian Army has also restored normalcy to the creeks of the Niger Delta, which has increased the level of socio-economic activity in the region.
Senate Mulls Separate Budget For Police Commands
The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly is planning a separate budget for adequate funding...
Election Tribunal: Court Rules In Favour Of Governor Sani Bello
Justice Adama Jauro of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, has delivered its judgment in an interlocutory appeal filed by the...
Court Sentences Togolese Cook, Who Murdered Boss To Life Imprisonment
Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos State High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani,...
South-West Governors Vow To Stamp Out Kidnapping, Banditry
Amid frightening insecurity challenges rocking the country and zone, South West governors on Tuesday converged on Ibadan, Oyo State to...
Tertiary Institutions Failed To Use 380,477 Admission Quota In 2018 – JAMB
About three hundred and eighty thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-Seven admission quota were not utilised in the 2018 tertiary education...
Court Orders Ekiti Monarch To Vacate Stool Years After Installation
The Owa of Odo Ayedun, Oba Ilesanmi Ajibade has been ordered by the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti...
Nigeria Loses About N455bn Of GDP To Poor Sanitation Annually – Survey
Nigeria is losing a whopping sum of N455 billion out of N143,213,450,337.56 trillion ($397,270,000), representing 1.3 per cent of its...
NEWS8 hours ago
10 Killed In Wukari High Way Road Blocks
ENTERTAINMENT7 hours ago
‘Don’t Link Me With Helicopter Incidents At Ore’, Says Julian Osula
COVER STORIES19 hours ago
CBN Kicks Off PMB’s 100m Jobs Project
COVER STORIES20 hours ago
Zamfara: Ex-Gov Yari Leaves N251bn Debt
NEWS20 hours ago
Gov Fintiri Sacks LG Staff Employed From April 2016 To Date
WORLD10 hours ago
‘Mental Retardation’: Iran’s President Mocks Donald Trump
OPINION19 hours ago
PMB’s Next Cabinet And The Case For Saleh
FEATURES21 hours ago
Obaseki, Oshiomhole’s Rift Ignites Realignment In Edo