By Elohor Igbru
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai is begging traditional leaders in the Northwest zone of the country to help his army overcome the challenges of insecurity and armed banditry.
Gen Buratai told the Sarkin Katsinan Gusau, the Emir of Gusau Alh Dr Ibrahim Bello in his Palace in Gusau the Zamfara State Capital told when he paid him a courtesy visit.
Buratai who was in zamfara on operational tour of formations and units of 8 Division Nigerian Army to assess the level of their combat readiness in the reinvigorated efforts to combat banditry and associated insecurity in the zone told the Emir that a new operation code-named “Sahel Sanity” designed to end years of armed banditry and criminality in the region has achieved remarkable success.
He then solicited for the support of the traditional rulers in sensitizing their people to cooperate with the security agencies by providing the necessary information to help in containing the lingering security challenges in the region and the country at large.
In his remarks, the Emir thanks the COAS for the visit and promised to give all the necessary support to the Nigerian Army and other agencies where necessary in order for peace to reign in the zone.
At the occasion, prayer was offered for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and for the peace and security of Nigeria.