Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has expressed the appreciation and gratitude of the Nigerian Army for “contibutions of unquantifiable value” that H.E Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam continues to make in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorism.
Chief of Logistics, Army Headquarters Major General PAT Akem, who led a delegation of senior army officers, including Major Generals A. O Amusu (Commander Nigerian Army medical Corps) and Peter Dauke (GOC 3 Div) to deliver a special ‘thank you’ letter to the governor at Government House Damaturu this evening, said the Nigerian Army is especially grateful to the governor for the 11, 300 hectares of land given by the Yobe State Government for the construction of an army barracks.
“Not only that, you have given us another 2, 000 hectares of land in Buni-Yadi where we are building a mock village for the training of our troops. You have given us lodges and accommodations and, through you, we want to thank the people of Yobe State for being receptive to the army. Yobe people are very welcoming and accommodating and their support has been invaluable to our operations”, General Akem said.
H.E Gov. Gaidam, on his part, expressed the thanks of the government and people of Yobe State to the officers and men of the Nigerian army for their “sacrifices to protect the lives and property of our people”.
“It is because of the effort and sacrifices of the army and other security agencies that we are enjoying peace in Yobe today. If not for the army, it is fair to say that Yobe or Borno would have been no more today”, the governor said.
And this is why the Yobe State Government, the governor added, will continue to partner with and offer support to the army and other security agencies as they intensify effort to rid the entire Northeast of the threat of terror that Boko Haram poses.
Note on Photos:
The photos below are from the army delegation’s visit to the governor. The last group photo has from left: Col Suleiman, SSG Baba Mallum Wali, Major General PAT Akem, H.E Gov, Ibrahim Gaidam, Major General A.O Amusu, Major General Peter Dauke, Brig. General O.N Ugo and Col. Obi-Osang