As part of efforts aimed at improving its relationship with the civil populace, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-Colonel Tukur Yusuf Buratai has commissioned a community water project executed by the Nigeria Army.
According to Buratai, the Nigeria Army is also executing similar community based projects in Yobe, Zamfara, Imo, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Nassarawa States, some of which have been completed.
He said one of the cardinal aims of executing such projects was to address the acute water scarcity in the area, create a cordial relationship between it and the civil populace and to also make the people understand the Nigerian Army better.
He called on the people of the area to pray for the Nigerian military to be able to finish the fight against insurgency as quickly as possible and revealed that the Nigeria Army is planning an operation in Northern Borno State tagged ‘operation last call’ aimed at returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their homes.
In his remarks, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Charles Iliya, said the effort by the Army has greatly reduced the burdens on the shoulders of the State Government.
He commended the military in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and also called on them to do more in securing the lives of Nigerians saying, “We want to feel safe like other parts of the country”.