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Army denies loss of lives in Adamawa

09 July 2013, 09:02

Yola - Brig Gen Fatai Alli, the Brigade Commander of 23rd Armour Brigade, Yola, has said no life has been lost in Adamawa since the declaration of State of Emergency in the state.

Alli, who is also the Operational Commander of the troops in Adamawa, said there had been relative peace in the state since the measure was taken.

“Before the declaration of the state of emergency, we recorded some series of attacks on police stations and banks in some local government areas but now things are better.

"In spite of things being better, we are not relaxing or taking any chances in ensuring that the state of emergency achieved its aims and objectives.

"We have to ensure that lasting peace and security of lives and properties is achieved in the state,” Alli said.

He thanked the state government for its support and cooperation with the troops to  ensure the state of emergency succeeded.

He also thanked the people for showing understanding for the on-going curfew, suspension of telephone communication and cordoned and search exercises being conducted by the army.

He said the measures were taken in the efforts to track down terrorists and other criminals in the state.

“I will like to commend the traditional institutions too for their contribution in mobilising the youths on what is required of the public under the state of emergency,” Alli said.

He urged the people of Adamawa and all stakeholders to build on the successes achieve under the state of emergency whenever it was lifted.

He urged the state and local governments to continue to sensitise the public to  basic procedure of security.

Alli said that whenever any arrests were made, the army screened the suspects before handing them over to relevant security agencies.

He thanked other security agencies for their good relationship with the army.

 - NAN


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