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Buratai On Peace Sensitization Tour To Three Insurgency Most Affected States

By Tom Garba, Yola
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The Chief of Army staff, Lit. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Butarai, has embarked on peace sensitization tour to enhance a violence free society with a view to bringing peaceful coexistence in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states which are Boko Haram most attacked areas.

The representative of the Chief of Army staff, col. Victory Olatunji From the Army headquarters Abuja,Buratai who explained that the exercise was aimed at creating a forum of interaction between military and the civil actors within and outside operational environment of the military.

Buratai who spoke on the topic: The need for Civil military corporation (CIMIC) said;

"Is to bring understanding between the commandant and the civil actors that are operating within the operational theater".

He urge the civil society, local communities and the NGOs always provide the military with accurate information that will enable the fight against insurgency in the country.

Speaking at the Deradicalization exercise the commandant 23 Armoured Brigade Yola, Col.ABA Popoola said the delegation from the Army headquarters come with the mission to sensitized the civil community of the new approach of the military find lasting peace in our communities.

He added that fight insurgency is a join effort of both the military and the civilians, as such all hand must be on deck to make sure a sustainable and a lasting peace is achieve.

In his words, the Lamido of Adamawa Dr Mohamnadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha represented by the District Head of Jimeta, Alhaji Mohammad Inuwa Baba Paris commended the military for coming up with a well laudable programme that will help in sustaining peace in the communities.

Paris also enjoin the military to come up with a forum for traditional rulers to cooperate and give useful information to the military.

The Seminar was characterized with an enlightenment demonstration and display of how improvise explosives devices were used against civilian by insurgents.

Col S. Ibrahim who done the enlightenment of display of implosives urge every participant to be conscious of it in their environment.