By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Emir of Askira, Alhaji Mai Abdullahi Muhammadu Ibn Askirama, has lauded the Nigerian Army for making human and material sacrifices to restore peace and security in the country.
In a statement issued by the Army on Thursday, the Emir was quoted as making the commendation in his palace in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State when the Acting General Officer, Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, paid him a courtesy visit.
“The Royal Father further stated that farming activities have improved tremendously in his domain and thanked the Acting GOC and his entourage for the visit. He added that the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, in fighting Boko Haram terrorists will forever be remembered,” the statement added.
“The Emir assured the Nigerian Army of his emirate’s support and collaboration towards ending the menace of Boko Haram terrorists.
The statement explained that the Acting GOC 7 was in the palace to pay homage to the Emir while also embarking on the operational tour of units within 28 Task Force Brigade.
“He expressed gratitude to the royal father for the hospitality accorded him and members of his entourage. He also commended the existing cordial relationship between the personnel of the Nigerian Army and the good people of Askira.
He urged the royal father to continue to mobilise his subjects to support the military’s efforts against the Boko Haram terrorists. He reiterated that the fight against terrorism is every body’s business through effective synergy and collaboration. He solicited the cooperation of the people to volunteer information that will aid in combating the terrorists.