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NIGERIAN ARMY DESERVE OUR COMMENDATION” Says Bauchi State Governor as GOC 3 Division visits troops in Bauchi and Gombe

The Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has said, the Nigerian Army (NA) deserves commendation and not criticisms from Nigerians for keeping vigilance to secure the country against miscreants, charlatans and criminal elements. He made the declaration today 23 February 2023, while playing host to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalami Ibrahim during a courtesy visit to his office at Government House Bauchi.

Governor Bala Mohammed noted that the NA have gone extra miles to secure the lives of the people. He noted that as government, the security of lives and properties remained his top most priority. He further pledged his continuous support to the security agencies whom he described as the pillars upon which democratic structures are built.

While urging the security agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections, Governor Bala Mohammed commended the NA for continuously remaining apolitical and impartial during elections.

Speaking during the courtesy visits to government and traditional rulers of Bauchi and Gombe States, the GOC and Comd OPSH, Major General Abdulsalami Ibrahim said the significance of cooperation and support to the security agencies in the wake of security challenges cannot be overemphasize. He noted that the NA troops have remained resolute and professional in discharging its roles to contain with the challenges. He thanked the government and people of the area for their support that have always given the security agencies victory over the enemies. He noted the tremendous improvement in decimating the criminal elements.

While addressing the troops, General Abdulsalami warned that the soldiers have no business to do with the elections but to go to their respective pulling units and exercise their franchise. He charged the troops to always remain resolute, dogged and professional in the discharge of their roles.

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor of Gombe state, Dr Manasseh Daniel Jatau commended the NA for the huge sacrifices they are making to keep the country safe and united. He reassured of the support of the government of Gombe state to the security agencies towards routing out criminals out of the state.

The GOC and Commander OPSH, who was on a familiarization visit to troops locations also inspected facilities in 301 Artillery Regiment, General Support Gombe, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi and paid courtesy visit to Headquarters Nigerian Army Armoured Corps Bauchi. He also paid courtesy visit to the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar as well as the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Dr Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu and the Kolmani Integrated Development site.

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Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 3 Division Jos