Insecurity: Army Commander tasks military, paramilitary on synergy


Insecurity: Army Commander tasks military, paramilitary on synergy

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Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army Bauchi, Brigadier-General Emmanuel Egbe has tasked officers and men of the brigade, sister Service and paramilitary agencies on the need to synergize and collaborate in order to succeed in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other forms of criminalities in the country.

The Commander gave the task yesterday at the Brigade’s Parade Ground Shadawanka Barracks Bauchi, during the monthly Joint Route Match exercise for the month of November 2023.

According to him, to effectively tackle insurgency and other forms of insecurity, there is a need for soldiers to forge diplomatic ties with other security agencies and the civil population.

Brigadier General Egbe added that by so doing, it will encourage people to divulge credible intelligence that would aid in addressing insecurity. 

Brigadier-General Egbe said the exercise which is being carried out in line with the directives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja will keep soldiers fit and combatant-ready at all times. 

“As a soldier, every day you are on alert and ready to respond to the call to defend the nation which can come any time”, he said.

“Let us continue to maintain discipline and decency. Our civil-military relationship must be cordial so that they can be encouraged to give intelligence information”, the Commander further explained. 

He said that the whole country is relying on the security agencies and as such, all effort must be made to ensure that the nation is protected.

“That is why we must continue to keep fit, we must continue to train and be operationally ready”, he declared. 

Brigadier General Egbe commended the cooperation exhibited by personnel of the sister service, the Nigerian Air Force and other para-military agencies including Nigeria Immigration Service and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) among others for making the Joint Route Match a success.

The Commander while appreciating the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for taking part in the exercise, reiterated the need for collaboration among the security agencies in the country to curb insecurity.