Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has urged the brand new Chief of Military Employees (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, to maintain the battle in opposition to insurgents, bandits and different prison components within the nation.
The governor made the decision in a press release on Sunday in Maiduguri by his Particular Adviser on Communications and Technique, Malam Isa Gusau.
Zulum, who recommended President Muhammadu Buhari for the selection of Yahaya, mentioned the event confirmed Buhari’s consistency and dedication in combating insurgency within the North East.
“With the appointment of Normal Yahaya, the nation has retained the benefit of getting in place service chiefs who’ve all served in Borno and have enough operational information within the battle in opposition to Boko Haram and ISWAP.
“Whereas warmly congratulating the brand new Chief of Military Employees, I’ll wish to gladly acknowledge that Mr President’s selection of Main Normal Farouk Yahaya, who was in Maiduguri as Theatre Commander of the joint armed forces battle in opposition to insurgents, was a deliberate reaffirmation of Mr President’s consistency of putting the insurgency going through the Northeast, because the topmost precedence of the Presidency, as a result of addressing the insurgency within the Northeast has the potential of stabilising the nation usually.
“It’s value recollecting that each the late Chief of Military Employees, Lieutenant Normal Ibrahim Attahiru, and present Chief of Defence Employees, Normal Leo Irabor, have been appointed based mostly on their experiences of getting served as Theatre Commanders in Borno, main operations in opposition to insurgents.
“Equally, the present Chief of Air Employees, had additionally served as Deputy Theatre Commander in Borno, whereas the Chief of Naval Employees had additionally served in Borno, with perception on counter insurgency operations.
“It’s clear that Mr President is targeted on the Northeast, given the truth that the insurgency problem has lingered for 12 years now and had resulted in numerous deaths, displacements of residents and destruction of communities,” the assertion learn partly.
Zulum expressed optimism that the experiences and mixed efforts of the service and different stakeholders would facilitate the battle in opposition to insurgents.