Oshiomhole Receives GOC, Hails Army’s Fight Against Kidnapping



oshiomole(Breaking News,Nigeria Today)Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commended the Nigerian Army for its assistance to other in the fight against and armed robbery in the state.

The Governor who stated yesterday, when he received the General Officer Commanding the 2 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Ahmed Jubril in Government said the Army had extended enormous support to the government in its fight against crime.

According to him, “ is an opportunity for me to, on behalf of the good people of Edo State, place on record our gratitude as a people and government for the enormous support which the Nigerian Army under command has extended to us outside the normal call of military duties. If the were here, he would narrate to you the amount of help that the 4 Brigade has rendered to them.

“Going by the role of the Army it is not lot to be buffeted with internal policing, but because of the seriousness of the situation, we have all come to appreciate that the Army has had to complement the efforts of the Police and other in matters of internal security in the country.

“If we are feeling , it is doubt as a result of the role of the men of the Brigade. I am also aware of one or two instances where soldiers have paid the supreme price when violent criminals attacked and the risk which these men are exposed to in order to keep our state . We are appreciative”, he said.

He declared “our people have greater confidence when they see the military at points and in Operation Thunderstorm, giving confidence that the Army is part of the state security. That has helped a lot”.

Oshomhole noted “we have parts of the state which have been described as very difficult to police and men have been very helpful in identifying illegal refineries and putting them out of operation. With their efforts and for the first time in many years, the were able to pump oil from Warri Refinery to the Benin Deport without having to use trucks.

“We are appreciative of the role of the Nigeria Army in its bid to keep criminals in across the length and breadth of Nigeria. We don’t need to tell us what could have been the situation if you had not been involved in fighting elements of insurgency. But for your intervention if you to retreat back to your conventional duties, country would have easily become ungovernable”, he added.

The Governor assured that the jobs that the government is doing in all the barracks would be .

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commended the Nigerian Army for its assistance to other in the fight against and armed robbery in the state.

Oshiomhole who stated this yesterday, when he received the general officer commanding the 2nd Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Ahmed Jubril in Government said the army had extended enormous support to the government in its fight against crime.

According to him “this is an opportunity for me to on behalf of the good people of Edo State to place on record our gratitude as a people and government for the enormous support which the Nigeria Army under your command has extended to us outside the normal call of military duties. If the was here he would narrate to you the amount of help that the brigade has given to them”.

“Going by the role of the army it won’t be your lot to be buffeted with internal policing, but because of the seriousness of the situation, we have all come to appreciate that the army has had to compliment the efforts of the police and other security agencies in matters of internal security in the country.

“If we are feeling it is doubt as a result of the role of the men of the brigade. I am also aware of one or two instances where soldiers have paid the supreme price when violent criminals attacked and the risk which these men are exposed to in order to keep our state . We are appreciative”, he said.

He declared “our people have greater confidence when they see the military at points and inside operation thunderstorm, giving confidence that the army is part of the state security. That has helped a lot”.

Oshomhole noted “we have part of the state which have been described as revering which are very difficult to police and your men have been very helpful in identifying illegal refineries and putting them out of operation. With their efforts and for the first time in many years the were able to pump oil from Warri Refinery to the Benin Deport without
having to use trucks”.

“We are appreciative of the role of the Nigeria Army in its bid to keep criminals in check across the length and breadth of Nigeria. We don’t need to tell us what could have been the situation if you have been involved in fighting Boko Haram and all the other elements of insurgency here and there. But for your intervention if you to retreat back to your
conventional duties, this country would have easily become ungovernable”, he added.

The Governor assured that the jobs that the government is doing in all the barracks would be .

Earlier, the General Officer of the 2nd Division said he was in Benin to assess the readiness of the Brigade in handling security challenges in the state.

He thanked the Governor for the support rendered to the officers and men of the 4 Brigade in the state.

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