31st July, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla Says his administration will continue to assist the Military and other security agencies to enable them discharge their responsibilities in maintaining peace and security in Adamawa state.
He announced this while declaring open a week long Army Combat support arms Training held at the 23 Brigade Yola (Gibson Jalo Cantonment), explained that the Nigerian Army has yielded positive results in improving the integral unity of country as a nation.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla who is the special guest of honour at the occasion said Adamawa state is very calm and stable, pointingout that the choice of the state for the conference is appropriate and commended the Military for their resilience and courage in the fight against insurgency in the North East and other parts of the country, stressing that the Nigerian Army are the best in area of maintaining peace and security in the world.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army staff LT.General Tukur Yusuf Buratai said the Theme of this year's conference is to brainstorm the best way in combating insurgency and other criminality in the country.
He said that the Theme for the Training under scores the collective working synergy among the units of the army for positive results in the war against insurgency.
General Buratai revealed that the operational capabilities of the military have been strengthened as a result the establishment of Colonel Abu Ali shooting range in Sambisa forest and the formation of other military outfits in the North East is a clear indication that the Nigerian Army is winning the war against insurgency such as operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East,CROCODILE SMILES, in the South East, and Operation HARBIN KUNAMA in the North Central .
The Chief of Army Staff had also acknowledged the contributions of the people and Government of Adamawa state that enables for calm and stability as well as providing the conducive atmosphere for the military to discharge it's responsibilities effectively.
He also attributed the success by the military to determination and support by President Muhammadu Buhari which enables the Army carries out its duties in maintaining peace and security across the country.
Earlier in his address of welcome the Director of Military Intelligence Major General Abubakar A. Tarfa welcome the participants to the Training week and commended the Chief of Army Staff for the numerious initiatives that improved operational responsiveness of the military in its operations.
The Director of Military Intelligence explained that with the upgrading of the Nigerian Army and the huge challenges of the Army to meet up with challenges before it ,the Training has become necessary and assured that the participants would gained from the Training.
The Theme for this year's Training is "Improving Combat Support Synergy as Force Multiplier in COIN Operations ".
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla was also presented with an Award of Excellent by the Chief of Army Staff LT.General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on behalf of the Nigerian Army.