Insurgency : Nigeria army will not be distracted – Brig. Gen Abubakar
The Nigerian Military says its will not be distracted by the series of recent suicide bomb attacks and ambushes by the Boko Haram sect, until it roots the outlawed sect out of the nation’s territories.
Acting Director Information, Defence Headquarters, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, met with media executives to assure that troop morale is high.
In appreciating the critical role of the media, he believes that there must be more collaboration between the media and military, particularly now that the fight was at its last lap.
The director, who reiterates the commitment of the military to continue to operate according to rules of engagement, discloses that currently, the military are currently operating in 16 locations across the country containing security threats.
He explained that some of the operations were jointly conducted with other security agencies.
He used the occasion to announce plans by the military to launch “Operation Safe Corridor” for the rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram members in order to make them useful to themselves, the society and Nigeria as a whole.
The Adamawa Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh who spoke on behalf of the Adamawa state government, lauded the move by the military for more partnership with the media.
He added that the Adamawa Government on its part had conducted series of security enlightenment to mobilise the people on security consciousness and the need for maximum support to the military and other security agencies.
Sajoh urged the military to continue to reach out for the support of the public on internal security challenges such as Boko Haram.
Highlights of the meeting was the presentation of enlightenment materials by the defence spokesman for the media in Adamawa.