Sunday, June 19, 2016 4:59 pm
The Commander of Nigerian Army 28 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Felix Omogui has visited the Kuda community, Adamawa State where gunmen suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed 18 mourners during a funeral procession last Friday on an assessment tour.
Colonel Sani Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations said in a statement on Sunday that Brigadier General Omoigui commiserated with the families of the deceased and interacted with the community leaders and local vigilance groups during the visit.
He also assured members of the community that his command would do all that is possible to track and apprehend the assailants of the 18 victims of the attacks while remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area would be found and routed out.
“The Commander who was there on an assessment tour following attack by Boko Haram terrorists that claimed the lives of 18 persons with several others wounded, also condoled the community for the unfortunate incident. He also assured them that the military and indeed the security agencies were there to protect them.
“He however stated that that could not be successfully done without the active cooperation and support of the people. He therefore enjoined them to see the fight against terrorism and insurgency as a collective responsibility that requires synergy of efforts and timely and accurate information sharing.
“He further encouraged them to be more vigilant and security conscious and report any suspicious movement or persons immediately,” Colonel Usman said.
Responding on behalf of the community, the District Head of Gulak, Alhaji Ijadi Bello, thanked the Commander for the visit and acknowledged that there was need for closer collaboration between the security agencies and his people.
He promised to cooperate and support the military in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.