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Let's All Support Nigerian Army

By Nnaji Obed Asiegbu
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Nigerians have been urged to encourage the Nigerian Army in the face of the current security challenges confronting the country instead of constant criticism.

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State gave the advise in Umuahia when he received in audience the chief of Army staff, Lieutenant Gen. Kenneth Minimah who paid him a courtesy visit with other senior Army officers.

He said that the Army has been doing a very good job in fighting the Boko Haram which he said is new in the country.

Chief Orji was of the opinion that the Army has to take time to adapt to fight terrorism which according to him is totally new to Nigerians, noting that many soldiers have sacrificed their lives while fighting insurgency in the country.

He expressed confidence that the new chief of Army staff will perform creditably in office and assured him of the continued support and partnership of the Abia State government to the Army.

The Governor appreciated the Nigerian Army for the tremendous assistance it rendered to Abia State to end kidnapping as well as for the establishment of the 14 brigade of the Army at Ohafia which has enhanced security in the state and appealed to the Chief of Army staff to provide military equipment at the Army camp at Aba, give preference to the state during Army recruitment and to ensure that the Army in the state work in synergy with the police and other security agencies in the state.

Earlier in his speech, the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minima said he was in the State to visit military formations as part of his familiarization tour of the 82 Division, Enugu.

He appreciated Governor TA Orji for his assistance to the Nigerian Army which he described as exemplary and requested him to do more as the Army cannot do it alone.