Presence of soldiers gives Gombe people sense of security —Gov Inuwa

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya

Gombe State Governor, Yahaya Inuwa, says the presence of soldiers in Gombe State gives the residents of the state a sense of belonging and security.

He made this disclosure on Monday while playing host to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, who was in the state for an operational visit.

He said, “We thank God that you have come to see for yourself what is happening to us, as your spokesman said you are going around the country. I believe your coming here will show you that there is relative peace in Gombe but we still need to reinforce that peace that we have so we need you as you need us. So no we need to collaborate and synergise So that our people will enjoy that peace and tranquillity that is prevailing.

“I must admit that the presence of the army gives us a sense of security and a sense of belonging because the greatest sacrifice that you made to even join the forces means that you are there to protect the people against all odds and at all cost.

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“So, we appreciate you and we thank you and we shall continue to do so. Your presence will complement the effort of the people and in order to ensure peace, harmony, and security within Gombe State. For you to be in this uniform means you have sacrificed your own life for the safety of Nigeria.”

On his part, the COAS expressed gratitude to the state for supporting his men in the 301 Artillery Regiment and the entire army.

He urged residents to support officers with requisite information towards curbing crime, saying that crime prevention is the task of all.

Presence of soldiers gives Gombe people sense of security —Gov Inuwa

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