The 301 Artillery Regiment, General Support, domiciled in Gombe State says it has arrested and handed over ten suspected Boko Haram members, including two highly profiled suspects from the Nigerian Army wanted list.
Speaking at the 2018 West African Social Activities, the Commander of the 301 Artillery Regiment in Gombe State, Colonel Ali Garba Fagge, said the insurgents were caught when they disguised as tricycle riders within Gombe metropolis.
Colonel Fagge described social activities as an annual event in the Nigerian Army, which brings the families of officers and soldiers together to celebrate the end of a year and usher in the activities of the New Year 2018.
Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Charles Iliya assured the army that the State Government would continue to support them and other security agencies in the State in the maintenance of peace in the State.
In another development, soldiers of the 301 Artillery Regiment, General Support, domiciled in Gombe have appealed to the Gombe State Government to reactivate the full construction of the new Barracks to solve some of their accommodation problems.
The Commander of the 301 Artillery Regiment in Gombe State, Colonel Fagge lamented the conditions, where some of their officers and men take up accommodation within civilian residents.
Colonel Fagge said in Gombe, the officers do not reside together with soldiers in the barracks, but had to pair up in rented flats in town in the midst of civilians.
He urged the Gombe State Government to speed up development at the new barracks along Yola road.
“I want to use this medium to plead with His Excellency to reactivate the full construction of the new Barracks along Yola road to solve the problem of accommodation for officers and soldiers of this regiment. Your Excellency Sir, we are here to celebrate not only WASA but also the achievement of 301 Artillery Regiment (GS) and the peace we are enjoying in Gombe State”, Col. Garba Fagge Stated.
The Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr. Iliya, commended the Nigerian Army for the maintenance of peace in Gombe State and the improvement of peace in the North-East and Nigeria as a whole.
He described the celebration of West African Social Activities, popularly known by its acronym, WASA, as an avenue where they could meet and socialize with the civil populace.