Sani Muhammad Sani
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has appreciate the Governor and Government of Adamawa state for the financial support rendered to the families of the Brigadier General Zurkushu and seven other fallen heroes. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu has revealed Saturday.
The COAS appreciated the support of the Government and people of Adamawa State to troops of the Nigerian Army.
He particularly lauded the Governor for personally attending the burial of Late Brig Gen Zurkushu and 7 other patriots.
On his part, the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri extolled the efforts of the troops and the selfless sacrifice of the gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army in maintaining peace and security of Adamawa State and the nation at large.
He urged the troops to maintain professionalism in the conduct of their operations.
In the same vein, the COAS also paid a courtesy call on the Lamido Adamawa Alhaji Barkindo Aliyu Musdapha at his palace.
Speaking during the visit, the COAS stated that he was at the palace of the monarch to pay his respect and appreciate him for his unrelenting support to the Nigerian Army.
He expressed gratitude for the peace building effort of the traditional leader through preaching and promotion of peaceful co-existence amongst people of diverse ethnic extraction in his domain while urging the monarch to sustain the effort.
The COAS, solicited the goodwill of the traditional leadership in continually encouraging the people to support the security agencies with credible information to enhance ongoing operations.
While esponding, the Lamido of Adamawa prayed for the success of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in their operational engagements to stem the tide of insecurity and restore peace in the country.
He called on all stakeholders and members of the public not to be reclusive, but to support the Army and other security agencies in their operations.