The Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki has stated that the operational expedience with which the Army, under the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya is taking on the insurgents, militants and violent separatists through joint efforts, indicates that peace and tranquility in Nigeria is not afar off.
Governor Obaseki stated this while receiving the Chief of Army Staff during a courtesy call on Tuesday, 24 August 2021.
The Governor further expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Army for contributing immensely to the sustenance of peace in Edo State while lauding the Army for the support given to sister security services and other security agencies to curb cultism, criminality and communal clashes within the state. He also pledged to continue to support the Army.
The COAS, who is on a working tour to 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, expressed gratitude to the government and good people of Edo state for the support accorded the Nigerian Army, especially the construction of accomodation blocks at the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin.
He affirmed that the Nigerian Army will always respond when called upon; as it is one of her constitutional roles to aid civil authority, when called upon to do so.