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We’ll restore peace in Plateau, Army chief assures Lalong

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Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya has assured Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong that the Army will continue to work with the state in restoring peace and security to the state.

General Yahaya, who spoke on Wednesday when he visited Governor Simon Bako Lalong at Government House in Jos, said the efforts of the governor in promoting peace through non-kinetic means has been very valuable and key to engendering peaceful coexistence.

He also said the Army through Operation Safe Haven and the 3rd Armoured Division would not relent in its operational duties of dealing with criminal elements, who are working against the peace of the state and country.

Farouk sympathised with the state over the recent attacks and assured that the military would not allow such occurrences again, saying the people need to continue to support the security agencies.

He thanked the governor for supporting the Army structure and also at the level of the Northern Governors Forum towards overcoming security challenges.

General Yahaya said the country’s security challenges would definitely be overcome with the support and collaboration of the citizens.

Governor Lalong said he was delighted by the visit, which is an opportunity for the government to appreciate the efforts of the armed forces in tackling insecurity in the state, especially in recent months.

He said though the challenges are yet to be overcome, the Army has made enormous progress in various parts of the country where bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and other enemies of state have been dealt a heavy blow.

Lalong assured the Army Chief of the continued support of the Plateau State Government and the Northern Governors Forum to the army and other law enforcement agencies in addressing insecurity.

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