Army boosts strength with 9,000 soldiers to tackle terror

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  • It’s a must win war – Jonathan

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

President Good luck Jonathan has  assured of the determination of his administration to tackle terrorism.
Addressing graduands of Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, on saturday, Jonathan, who was represented by  Vice President  Namadi Sambo, stated: “It  is extremely imperative that all efforts  and resources  be deployed towards the achievement of the primary constitutional mandate of provision of security of lives and property.”

He added, “In so doing, it is necessary that while we procure the necessary technology and infrastructures, we must not lose sight of the fact that the most viable asset available is human resources”.
The president stressed that  it is in line with this that the Federal Government recruited 9,000 soldiers into Nigerian Army  recently to boost  man power.

Jonathan  charged the graduating cadet officers to use the skill  acquired during the 19 months course to boost  the fight against  crime and terrorism.

Speaking also at the occasion, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, tasked the graduands  to translate into action the skill  acquired while the training  lasted, just  as he charged them to reposition for effective service delivery.

‘’Our mission and vision is to promote a combat ready police force that will tackle the daunting security challenges confronting the nation.”

The Chairman, House  of Reps Committee, Police Affairs, Usman Bello Kumo, who also spoke at the event, called for increase in the funding of the police to assist them live upto their responsibility.
Kumo assured that the National Assembly will provide the legal frame work to fast rack the reformation of the police, adding that policing is a  collective responsibility.


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