Gov. Ikpeazu says no hiding place for criminals in Abia State

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…lauds NA for donating free educational materials

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Governor of Abia State, Okeize Victor Ikpeazu has warned the criminals to stay clear noting that there is no hiding place for criminality in the State.

The Governor gave the warning during the commencement of the recently launched Exercise GOLDEN DAWN in the State by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya.

Represented by the Commissioner for Health Dr Joe Osuji, the Governor also extolled the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army (NA) for donating educational materials to hundreds of school pupils in the state.

The donation was presented to pupils of Ogbekwe Primary School Asaga Ohafia held on 5 October 2021.

In a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters by the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division
Major Abubakar Abdullahi noted that hundreds of pupils have benefited from the NA’ gesture as part of its Civil Military Cooperation activities marking the flag-off of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN in Abia State.

Recall that the COAS had on Monday , flagged off the Army Field Training Exercises including GOLDEN DAWN, STILL WATER and ENDURING PEACE to run concurrently in the South East, South West, South South and North Central with a charge to the personnel to operate within the tenets of the Nigerian Army (NA).

Gov. Ikpeazu noted that the state was aware of the tireless efforts of the NA and other security agencies in ensuring a peaceful country reiterating that the state place high premium in flushing out criminals from the state.

Commenting on the exercise, the Commander 14 Brigade NA Brigadier General Mohammed Bello Wabili disclosed that the exercise is an all embracing one that is conducted with sister services and other security agencies and will dovetail to real time situation especially as the ember month approaches.

He added that, to win the hearts and minds of the populace, civil military cooperation activities such as distribution of educational material is important.

Brig Gen Wabili enjoined the populace to cooperate with security agencies by giving timely and useful information on the hideouts of criminals in the State.

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