The Emir of Daura, Alh Dr Umar Farouk has urged the Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai and Nigerian Army (NA) to remain resolute, focused and continue with the good work and not to listen to distractive comments from any quarters as he cautioned that at this period, there is no need for undue inteference on security matters to avoid distracting the security agencies.
Speaking when COAS used the opportunity of his operations’ tour to pay a courtesy call on the Emir of Daura at his palace in the ancient city of Daura in Katsina State. Gen Buratai informed the emir that he is in Daura on a tour to 171 Battalion and decided to pay him a courtesy visit.
The Emir commended the Nigerian Army (NA) and its leadership for the commitment and untiring efforts to containing the myriad of security challenges in Nigeria and in Daura emirate of Katsina State since he took over as COAS. He stated that he is very happy and appreciative of what the NA is doing for the people of Daura and the country at large used the opportunity to alert all Nigerians on the dangers of the current dynamic and multifaceted security threats facing the nation.
“What Nigeria is experiencing now is greater than what happened during the civil war, which was won through prayers, advices and goodwill of all Nigerians – especially the elders, traditional and religious leaders in the country without any sentiment”.
He enjoined civilians to be careful with their attempts to create a division between the government and the security agencies. He reminded the nation to remember that President Buhari took over at a critical period when Nigeria was at the verge of collapse. Dr Farouk further emphasized on the need for the people to consistently support the military and other agencies by providing useful information on movement of suspicious persons and activities in the communities for them to succeed in providing the necessary security for the people and the nation.
In his own remark, the COAS assured the emirate council and the people of Nigeria, the renewed vigour and determination of the (NA) to tackle the security challenges in the Northwest and the country in general. He said his visit was in response to the concerns occasioned by the recent banditry activities in different parts of the region and Katsina State in particular.
Gen Buratai further stated that “Already, the NA has commenced reorganization of its operations across Nigeria and that senior officers of the service were in the state to fully implement the clear directives of President Muhammadu Buhari to effectively checkmate the security challenges in the country”.
The COAS used the opportunity to solicit from the emir, the good people of Daura and all Nigerians their continuous prayers, guidance and goodwill. He assured the emir that the NA and other security agencies are capable of handling the current security challenges and that the menace would be curtailed very soon.