GOC, 3 Division seek citizens cooperation, charges troops on professional conduct

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By Joy Odor

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalami Ibrahim has informed that the support and cooperation of the citizens are critical in ensuring crime free and secured society for economic activities to thrive.

The GOC made this know during a courtesy call on the Executive Governor and traditional rulers of Adamawa State while on tour to troops locations in the state which was made available to newsmen in a press statement by the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 3 Division, Lieutenant Colonel Ishaku Takwa in Abuja.

Speaking at the Government House as well as the Palace of the Lamido Adamawa and the Emir of Mubi, General Ibrahim solicited for continued support to the troops deployed to secure the law abiding citizens.

He explained that the security agents are working tirelessly to flush out all forms of criminalities and guarantee safe society especially, as the general elections are fast approaching.

Gen Ibrahim warned criminals and hoodlums to abandon their nefarious activities and embrace meaningful means of livelihood.

The GOC noted that troops of the Nigerian Army are well trained and will continue to discharge their duties professionally as enshrined in the Constitution.

Responding, the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said there is an excellent relationship existing between the people of the state and troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in the state.

He also applauded security agencies for their concerted effort in nipping criminalities in the bud.

Also speaking, the Lamido Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mohammad Aliyu Mustapha and Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu scored the troops high for guaranteeing the security of lives and property of the people and pledged their continued support to security agencies.

They disclosed that the prompt response of troops to distress calls has reassured the people’s confidence of their security in the state.

Addressing the troops at various locations, General Ibrahim warned that disciplined soldiers are known for respecting their superiors and discharging their duties effectively and professionally.

The GOC revealed his commitment to troops welfare, reward good conduct and gallantry as well as punish misconduct.

Highlights of the visit were address to troops deployed at various locations, inspection of facilities and troops deployment.

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