Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State has reiterated the need for the strengthening of cooperation with the Armed Forces to guarantee a peaceful environment for citizens of the state.
The governor made the call Monday during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher G. Musa, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
A press release signed by Group Captain O. O. Ademosu in the office of the Director of Defence Information noted that the governor lamented the wave of insecurity in the state and solicited more partnerships to defeat insecurity bedeviling the area.
The release quoted the governor saying that with the largest land mass in Nigeria and surrounded by a lot of ungoverned spaces, the situation in Niger State called for security concerns.
Gov Bago reminded Gen. Musa that the state’s proximity to Abuja, the Federal Capital City, was also a reason for increased insecurity which necessitated the need for stronger cooperation.
He congratulated the CDS on his well-deserved appointment and subsequent promotion by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The CDS acknowledged the support of the state government towards the military and assured the governor of the AFN’s readiness to put everything humanly possible to assist Niger State curb insecurity to attract meaningful development.
Gen. Musa stated that the AFN is fully aware of the situation on the ground, reassuring that the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain strong, committed, and steadfast in the discharge of its constitutional mandate and ready to defeat the insurgency.