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The Executive Governor of Taraba State, His Excellency, Architect Darious Dickson Ishaku has commended troops of the Nigerian Army for their sustained efforts towards flushing out criminal elements in state. Governor Ishaku made this know today when the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalami Ibrahim paid him a courtesy visit in Government House Jalingo.

The Governor revealed that since the deployment of troops in the state, banditary and other forms of criminalities have been kept at low ebb. He further called on the people of the state to sustain the level of support and cooperation with security agencies to flush out the remaining criminal elements in the state.

The Governor who also presented Certificate of Occupancy of the land donated by the state to the Nigerian Army (NA) for the construction of Headquarters 6 Brigade, reaffirmed his commitment to providing the needed support to enhance the operation of the NA in the State. He disclosed that the speedy approval of the land was in recognition and appreciation of the commitment of troops to ensuring peace and security of lives and properties of the people.

Speaking earlier, the GOC and Commander OPSH noted that the NA will not rest on its oars untill criminal elements are completely flushed out of the country. He added that development can only strive in an atmosphere of peace.

General Ibrahim further appreciated the Governor for allocating the land to the NA to build the Brigade Headquarters in Jalingo and commended the state government for the support and cooperation being enjoyed by troops deployed in the state.

While Commissioning the newly built resident of 6 Brigade Regimental Sergeant Major in Jalingo, the GOC said the house was constructed on the directive of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya in line with his vision of having ” A Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Mission Within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria.” He noted that the Regimental Sergeant Majors are very significant in ensuring discipline and regimentation in the military.

Highlights of the event includes Commissioning of a Detention Facility, Training Shade, as well as inspection of sick Bay and other facilities in Headquarters 6 Brigade.

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Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 3 Division