Days After US, UK Terror Threat Alert, Senate Releases Top-notch Plan for Nigerian Army

Days After US, UK Terror Threat Alert, Senate Releases Top-notch Plan for Nigerian Army

  • The Nigerian Army has been assured of total support in the fight against terrorism and criminal activities
  • The commitment to support the Nigerian Army and its leadership was given by the chairman of the Senate committee on Army Ali Ndume
  • Ndume noted that he is rest assured that the Army will restore peace and security across different localities in Nigeria

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Ali Ndume, the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Nigerian Army, has pledged that the Red Chamber will continue to show adequate support to the Nigerian Army (NA) in its efforts to contain domestic security challenges.

Senator Ndume who led members of the Senate Army Committee in the role of statutory overseer to the Nigerian Army Headquarters on Thursday, October 27, expressed gratitude to the NA for the operational successes achieved thus far in combating terrorism, robbery, and other crimes.

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Senator Ali Ndume has assured the Nigerian Army of total support. Photo: Ali Ndume
Source: UGC

Commending the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahya, Ndume said the Army has shown competence and dedication to their tasks.

He also noted that lawmakers at the Senate are determined to put an end to the security challenges that plaguing Nigeria by intensifying efforts to address the unrest in troubled areas of the country by the end of the year.

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Senator Ndume also expressed his confidence in NA's ability to work synergistically with other services and agencies to restore peace and security to the country, increasingly seen in the northeast of the country.

Expressing his delight at the many improvements in security in the Northeast, which has been the epicentre of terrorist activity, Ndume called for better strategies to nip the activities of criminals in the bud.

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In his remarks, General Yahya updated the committee on ongoing efforts to contain NA operations and domestic unrest.

He said that the “Still Waters,” “Golden Dawn,” and “Enduring Peace” exercises recently conducted across the country will help curb crime during the holiday season and create a peaceful atmosphere in the 2023 general election.

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In other news, some officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been dismissed, suspended or retired by the corps.

The officers are said to have been sanctioned over their involvement in one professional misconduct or the other.

The decision to sanction the erring officers follows approval by the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Board.

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Nigerians across the country seem to be apprehensive following the growing rate of insecurity in Nigeria.

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This increase in fear by citizens spiked with the recent attack on the Kuje Custodial Centre in the Federal Capital Territory by members of ISWAP.

Some residents in the FCT including top leaders have also expressed shock over the attack which led to the release of over 600 inmates mostly terrorists by the attackers.


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