Army Ready To Flush Out Bandits, Kidnappers From Taraba

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The 6 Brigade Nigerian Army, headquartered in Jalingo, has expressed its determination to flush out bandits, and kidnappers, and stem the tide of other criminal activities in Taraba.
Maj.-Gen. Frank Etim, Brigade Commander of the formation, made the declaration on Thursday at the Combined 6 Brigade and 114 Battalion (Rear) West African Social Activities (WASA) 2023 held in Jalingo. Etim stated that the brigade would ensure the provision of adequate security for the people of the state.
He commended the indigenes for their cooperation and support, especially in providing timely information on the movement of bandits and other criminals in the state. The brigade commander also thanked the state government for supporting effective responses to security threats in the state.
He charged officers and men of the brigade to redouble their efforts in responding to security threats in the state. Etim said that WASA was part of the appreciation for the success recorded in the previous year, justifying why Lt .-Gen. Taofeek Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), graciously approved the program for the brigade.
Etim, while appreciating the COAS for his steadfastness in ensuring that the Nigerian Army carried out its responsibilities satisfactorily, thanked Maj.-Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, GOC of the 3 Armoured Division, Jos, for ensuring that the brigade achieved the task of providing timely and adequate security for the citizens in the state.
In his remarks, Gov. Agbu Kefas of Taraba commended the brigade for stemming the tide of insecurity in the state. Kefas, represented by Alhaji Aminu Alkali, Deputy Governor of the state, said that the peace enjoyed in the state was part of the efforts made by the Nigerian Army.
He pointed out that the peaceful coexistence of diverse ethnic groups in the state was the result of a safe and secure environment. While urging the army to redouble its efforts in responding to insecurity challenges in the state, the governor assured that the government had taken tremendous measures to boost security operations in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that cultural dances by diverse ethnic groups were displayed at the occasion. NAN also reports that while the 6 Brigade Garrison won a trophy for the ‘tug of war’ intra-army competition, Man O’ War, on the other hand, won a trophy for the paramilitary ‘tug of war’ competition. (NAN)



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