By Emmanuel Daudu
The Emir of Damaturu, His Royal Highness Alhaji Dr. Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Amin Kanemi has disclosed that the Yobe State Traditional Rulers Council are in total support of the ongoing military operations especially Operation Tura Takaibango that was launched by the Nigerian Army aimed at destroying all Boko Haram criminals/ Islamic States West Africa Province enclaves in the State. The Emir of Damaturu made this statement today 9 March 2021 while welcoming the new Commander Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole in his palace in Damaturu the Yobe State capital.
According to the Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Sector 2
Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Kennedy Anyanwu in a release made available to Africa Security Investigation News, today 9 March 2021 disclosed that the Emir assured the Commander of continuous support, cooperation, and partnership with the Army in the area of strategic information and continuous sensitization of the locals on issues of security consciousness and awareness from the traditional institutions in the state.
He also thank the Executive Governor of Yobe State His Excellency Hon Mai Mala Buni for his untiring support to the security agencies in the state.
Also, he congratulated the new Commander for his well-deserved appointment and assured him that the traditional institutions will continue to organize prayers for the success of all military operations in the state.
Earlier, the new Commander Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole Brig-Gen Adamu Nura stated that he is on a familiarization visit to the Emir of Damaturu and as well introduce himself as the new Sector Commander, pointing out that he is delighted as the visit has provided an opportunity to meet His Royal Highness and
members of the state traditional council.
The Sector Commander further assured His Royal Highnesses that the Sector under his watch is determined to partner with all security agencies in the State to tackle the menace of Boko Haram insurgents who only believed in violence which is alien to Islam and humanity. This he promised to achieve in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s Vision to have “a Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a joint Environment”.
However, Brig-Gen Nura further assured the council that Professional Codes of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and the respect for human rights would be strictly followed, urging them to remain vigilant and be security conscious, as suspected terrorists/criminals may be fleeing from military operations and finding safe haven amidst their communities.
He further called on the traditional institutions to report any suspicious activity or movement to the nearest military formation or other security agencies for prompt action.
Furthermore, the Sector Commander also visited Special Army Super Camp 1 Ngamdu, Forward Operation Base in Potiskum and Kukareta where he addressed and charged troops to be at alert at all times and eschew any negative attitude capable of denting the good image of the Nigerian Army.