Niger state get special army camp
The fight against banditry and kidnappings has received a boost in Niger state following the establishment by the Nigerian Army of a Special Camp in areas of the state affected by insecurity.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mrs. Mary Noel-Berge, disclosed this when he went on a progress assessment tour of the Special Army Super Camp 4 operation Sahel sanity, in Faskari, Katsina state alongside his Kaduna state counterpart, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-rufai.
The two governors were received on arrival by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
The Special Army Camp 4, which is an Army operation, code named “ Sahel Sanity” was recently established to deal with security issues in the North-Western states and Niger State in the North-Central region.
Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
Gov. Sani Bello said that forests in Niger state share boundaries with North Western states and as a result, have suffered similar fate hence the need for such special Camp, saying that he is optimistic the arrangement will bring an end to the security challenges in the region.
” I am also made to understand that more camps are coming up, one in Niger state which I believe will go a long way towards addressing these challenges,” he said.
The governor assured that with such camps in place, the environment will be secured and safe for the inhabitants, thereby making life and farming activities return to normalcy as those mostly affected are rural dwellers.
Following the briefs they received so far on the successes recorded by the Super Camp 4, the Governor says it has boosted the confidence of the people in the area as reflected in the agricultural activities going on in the areas.
Both governors commend President Muhammadu Buhari, for the initiative of setting up the special camps and also applauded the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff, officers and men of the Nigeria Army for their resilience in bringing succour to the local communities.
The governorsm however, reaffirmed their belief that the military will win over the criminal elements.
The governors also condoled with the Army and families of those who lost their lives in the fight to provide safety of lives and property in the country.