Kebbi donates patrol vehicles, motorcycles to Nigerian Army
KEBBI State government has donated six new Hilux patrol vehicles and 30 motorcycles to the 8th Division of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto towards strengthening security and enhancing its operational capability.
The Special Adviser, Security, Major Garba Rabiu Kamba (rtd), who represented Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu presented the vehicles’ keys to the Commander, One Brigade, Gusau, Brigadier-General Isyaku Awolabi Olatunji, who represented the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General U A Yusuf.
Kamba said the gesture was in furtherance of Bagudu administration’s effort to facilitate the performance of the Army in eliminating banditry in Kebbi State and Northwest zone.
He said the governor was fully satisfied with the gallantry displayed by the troops and success recorded in the fight against banditry and other forms of criminality nationwide.
Receiving the keys to the vehicles, Olatunji appreciated the government and people of Kebbi State for their support.
Olatunji specifically thanked Bagudu for his sympathy visit to Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi, to condole with families of soldiers, who died in active service early in the week as well as show compassion to those who sustained injury.
On behalf of the Nigerian Army High Command, he expressed profound appreciation to the governor for also donating large sum of money to the families of fallen heroes and wounded soldiers receiving treatment.
He said the motorcycles donated by the state government would be deployed for patrol purposes in areas facing security challenges, such as Makuku, Maga and Dankolo.
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