Major General Ibrahim Salau Ali, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, has raised alarm over traces of bandits in Bauchi, Plateau and Taraba States.
General Ali disclosed this in Bauchi on Friday, when he visited Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State in his Office.
He revealed that they have recently been having traces of bandits around the three States, stressing that the Army was working with all security agencies around the three states to ensure peace.
“We are working hard to ensure peace to our people so that they can carry out their social economic activities as normal for the development of the states and the country at large
Responding, Governor Mohammed said his administration will not hesitate to assist the military to deal with insurgents and bandits.
He thanked the army for the support they have been giving Bauchi State which according to the Governor, made the state one of the most peaceful states.
He advised to strive and leave a legacy adding that, “The issue of migration and immigration have been disturbing but somehow because of your paramount and most important role in the joint patrol since I came on board, we have been having it easy because we are nipping most of the security problems in the bud”
Recall that the warning is coming months after Governor Bala raised an alarm about aircrafts hovering in parts of the state. Here he assured that there was no cause for alarm as he said “The air force base is here and we have the sector commander so we are lucky in Bauchi.
“They have drawn a lot of technology and personnel and up till now they not been able to locate the identity of the planes but certainly we have mounted serous monitoring devices should in case it happens again they will be able to know.
“We feel safe and secured by their coming to Bauchi, and I want to assure Nigerians especially people living in Bauchi that the military is doing so much to make them safe and secure and they can sleep with their eyes closed”, he stated.