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January 24, 2017

Don’t allow breakdown of law and order — GOC

Don’t allow breakdown of law and order  — GOC

Nigeria Soldiers

By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—THE General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Adamu Abubakar has warned officers and soldiers under the Division not to allow breakdown of law and order in their respective areas of operation, saying they should ensure security of the people in their areas.

The GOC, who made a working visit to formations and units under his command in 14 Brigade, Ohafia, 34 Brigade, Obinze, Owerri and 302 Artillery General Support Regiment, Onitsha, assured them of  the Chief of Army Staff’s commitment to their welfare.

“As the Chief of Army Staff is highly committed to troops’ welfare in the areas of hospitals, uniforms/kitts, accommodation, salaries and allowances, we, therefore, have no reason to allow breakdown of law and order in our respective areas of operations”, Major Gen Abubakar told them.

Addressing officers and soldiers of the units, the GOC urged them to remain resolute and committed to their duties.

“Your responsibility here is to ensure the security of the States by denying armed robbers, rampaging herdsmen, kidnappers, cultists, violent agitators and other criminals the freedom of action.

“Consequently, I strongly urge you to study the NA and specifically the 82 Division Training Directives 2017, with the view to proactively formulate workable solutions to peculiar security threats in your respective Areas of Responsibilities.”