Yobe Gov Mai Mala Buni has advised military to intensity clearance operations in some prone local government areas (LGAs) of the state.
Buni, represented by Alhaji Baba Malam-Wali, the Secretary to the State Government gave advice at West African Society Activities (WASA) celebrated by Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai on Saturday in Damaturu.
“May I also take this opportunity to draw the attention of the military high command to the effect that even though there are no known insurgent camps in the state.
“You should intensify surveillance and clearance operations in Tarmuwa, Yunusari, Geidam and Gujba local government government area bordering Borno state to check possible surprises and infiltration by the insurgents.
“All gaps in deployment should be filled to avoid providing opportunities to the insurgents to infiltrate the border communities,” Buni said.
He said the military should also focused on some emerging security threats in the state as insurgency was declining.
“As the insurgency is currently on the decline, there are new threats to security such as kidnapping and criminal extortion of innocent citizens in the State.
This means that effort should be made to counter the emerging security challenges that are trying to replace the insurgency,” Buni added.
He assured that Yobe government would continue to partner with the Nigerian Army to ensure resounding successes in the current and ongoing counter insurgency effort.
Buni thanked the Commander Sector 2, Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. MLD Saraso and the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja for their exemplary leadership in tackling the various security challenges confronting the Nation and Yobe in particular.
He also appreciated the troops of Sector 2 and other security agencies for their sacrifices, making the state safe and peaceful.
Speaking early, Major General MLD Saraso, Commander of Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai said WASA, an annual tradition, aims to strengthen bonds between officers, soldiers, families, and friends.
The according to him it marked the end of a busy training and operation year, celebrated with cultural displays, music, and regimental activities to welcomes the new one.