NEWS: fighting insurgency requires strong, sustainable political and productive collaboration among armed forces and communities- General Abdulsalam
About Two Point Five Million people were displaced as a result of insurgency in the Chad Basin.
The former Military Head of State Retired General Abdul salami Abubakar disclosed this on his key note address he presented at the Regional Conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in the Chad Basin organised by the Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola in collaboration with the Nigerian Army.
The Retired General said the region will require massive international financial support to deal with the on-going humanitarian desaster and long term economic recovery, explaining that a successful fight against insurgency requires strong and sustainable political, productive collaboration among armed forces other intelligence agencies and communities.
In his remarks, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who is the Chief Host at the occasion had commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in the fight against insurgency in the Chad Basin region.
Governor Bindow poited out that his government will continue to support the Military and other security agencies in the maintenance of peace and security, explaining that Adamawa state is peaceful, stable and calm.
He also commended the Military and other security agencies in Adamawa state for their efforts in maintaining peace and security despite enormous challenges faced in fighting insurgents in the North East sub-region.
Also in his key note address, the Chief of Army staff LT.General Tukur Yusuf Buratai commended the governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for their support and cooperation in the fight against insurgency in the region.
General Buratai assured that the military will continue to to play it's Statutory responsibilities of defending the territorial integrity of the country as well as protecting the lives and properties of citizens.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola Professor Kyari Mohammed said the historic conference was convened to seek pathways to permanent resolution of the crisis bedevilling the Chad Basin region and also to address post conflict issues in the region.
Professor Kyari also explained that the conference will address the voluntary and dignified returns of Internally Displaced persons to their communities, rebuilding and provision of social services such as schools and Hospitals in the affected areas.
BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Government House, Yola