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Governors score security agencies high on Boko Haram, crime


Nigeria Army. PHOTO: ketekete

Nigeria Army. PHOTO: ketekete

• Sardauna Foundation donates N20m to Borno government

The Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the military for checkmating Boko Haram insurgents.

The applause comes as the Sardauna Foundation, yesterday, donated N20m to the Borno State government for the rehabilitation of displaced persons.

Speaking in Asaba during a visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Burutai at the weekend, Okowa stressed “need for the civilian population and other security agencies to work with the Army in securing the country.”


Burutai, who was accompanied by top military officers, told the governor he was in the state to flag off a military exercise, Operation Crocodile Smile.

He said the activity was aimed at putting the army in proper shape, assuring that the troops would not hurt civilians.

In a related development, Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, said criminals could have taken over the state but for the commitment of security agencies.

He said the outfits have been able to curb assassinations, abductions and other crimes, urging people to encourage them.

Ortom made the commendation during the wedding of Michael Pius Imabele and Blessing Sesugh Vaatse, at the NKST Church, Iortyer in Makurdi, yesterday.

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