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Army pledges to strengthen security in Enugu

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has promised that security would be strengthened in flash point areas in Enugu State, including Isi-Uzo…

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has promised that security would be strengthened in flash point areas in Enugu State, including Isi-Uzo Local Government Area.

He spoke on Tuesday during a working visit to the Enugu Government House aimed at assessing operational situations under the jurisdiction of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.

The Army Chief noted that the army’s desire to rid the society of criminals aligned with that of the government and people of Enugu State.

“The Army Headquarters will address all issues raised, including having boots on the ground in Isi-Uzo with the desire to rid the area of criminal elements and to ensure that economic activities thrive in that area.

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“The army headquarters will take steps to address some dark areas that have been pointed out in a bid to expand the frontiers of our peace and stability in this state.

“I also want to pledge a continuous support of the formations and other units of the Nigerian Army to the effort of the Enugu State Government to ensure that peace reigns in the state,” Lagbaja said.

Governor Peter Mbah said his administration remained committed to growing the economy from. $4.4bn to $30bn and making the state the premier destination for investment, business, tourism.

He said his government would continue to provide necessary support to sustain and improve security.

“I must also, at this point, recognise and acknowledge the tireless efforts and commitment you and your men have invested in securing Enugu State. Today in Enugu State, we can proudly say that we’re on the path of fulfilling those promises we made to our people,” Mbah said.

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