Delta govt lauds Army on fight against insurgency
THE Acting Governor of Delta State, Deacon Burutu Kingsley Otuaro, has lauded the Nigeria Army for its unflinching effort in combating insurgency in the North East and internal crises in other parts of the country.
Deacon Otuaro gave the commendation when he hosted the Chief Of Army Staff, Major Gen. Tukur Buratai, to a dinner party at his lounge which incidentally coincided with his birthday.
He appreciated the Army General and his team for ensuring that they are in Delta State to put in place a befitting burial for one of their own, Gen David Ejoor (retd) and the show of love the army authority has for the state in its collaborative efforts in assisting other security agencies in dousing crises in the State.
“We are very proud of you as professional soldiers of what you are doing in the country; even at this moment in the North East and North West, where we have a couple of insurgencies and we urge you to do all in your powers to ensure that the insurgency in the Northern part is brought to a halt because we do not have another country we can call our own,” Otuaro stated.
He appealed to the Nigerian Army to ensure that the Chibok girls, which were taken hostage five years ago are found and reunited with their families.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, in his remarks, thanked Acting Governor Otuaro and the people of Delta State for receiving them as they pay their last respect to Gen David Ejoor who passed recently.
“We want to appreciate the Delta State government for this kind gesture; the Nigerian Army will work within the confines of official responsibility to ensure total security for the State and total peace and needed security for the entire country. Your support is quite great and it is a morale booster.