- Seeing a Nigerian governor putting on a military uniform is a rare scene since Nigeria operates democracy
- However, Governor Bello of Kogi rocked the military camo as he identifies with the soldiers fighting the criminal elements in his state
- The governor also visited the soldiers in the forest to spend some time with them and boost their morale
The Kogi state governor was seen in several viral pictures rocking military uniform as he reportedly stormed Irepeni forest in Kogi Central to identify with the military men and women combating criminals in the state.
The pictures where shared on Twitter on Wednesday, December 23, by Promise Emmanuel who identified himself as the chief press secretary to the deputy governor of Kogi state, Chief Edward Onoja.
The Kogi state deputy governor has also retweeted the pictures via his Twitter account, @ed_onoja, Legit.ng notes.
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Promise who indicated that the visit was in March 2018 added that Governor Bello inspected the military exercise, Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) at their Irepeni Base.
He said the Kogi governor also "took the pleasure of eating from the same pot with the soldiers signifying that he is with them in body and spirit."
Furnad who is also a conflict resolution expert said that the Nigerian military under the present administration is tackling terrorism within the best international standard and rules of engagement.
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The journalist said this while speaking via Skype at a conference for non-governmental organisations, conflict managers, journalists, and civil society organisations.
Legit.ng notes that Furnad's assessment comes at a time Nigeria is facing several security challenges apart from terrorism. These include banditry, kidnapping, among others.