New division will address insecurity in Borno- Army

By The Citizen

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), Three Armoured Division, Major-General Ebiobowei Bonna Awala, has said that the creation of a new division comprising Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, which were hitherto under Division Three, is to take the battle to terrorists in their enclave.

Awala spoke with The Guardian during a training session held at Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, at the weekend.

He said the creation of the new division by the military is to ensure that insurgents are not given any space to continue their campaign. He said the creation would help the military to promptly counter terrorist plan.

He said: 'The directive from the appropriate authorities that we create another division was dependent on the fact that the army has taken over operations in Borno.

'And the creation of the division means that we want to seriously take the challenge to the terrorists in their enclave. The national security challenge of the North East, as it relates to the Boko Haram, is gone with the creation of a new division.'