Emergency Agency extols Nigerian Army on counter insurgency


The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has extolled the Nigerian Army efforts in counter insurgency, aimed at restoring peace in the North-eastern part of the country.

The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, North East zone, Sanda Bashir made the commendation in Maiduguri during a courtesy call on the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu in his office.

Resilience and loyalty
In a press statement signed by the Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations, Bashir said the success of the Nigerian army was made possible through result oriented cooperation with NEMA and other critical stakeholders in the state.

The NEMA boss described the military as a critical stakeholder in the management of disaster, soliciting for continuous synergy and cooperation between them.

He called on well-meaning Nigerians to support the military’s campaign against insurgents and other security challenges across the nation.

Bashir further attributed the degrading of Boko Haram terrorists to resilience and loyalty of the troops as well as quality leadership provided by the Army high Command under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.

Management of crises
The Acting GOC, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu gave an assurance of continuous support from the army to the Agency, describing it as partners in management of crises such as the one in the North-east where thousands were displaced as a result of Boko Haram activities.

General Biu commended the Agency for its support and selfless service in the provision of members of staff and equipment employed by the Army in countering insurgency in the North-east.

He urged the people of Borno State and other Nigerians to continue to partner with the Army, NEMA and other security agencies to end the menace of Boko Haram terrorists.


Lateefah Ibrahim