The Nigeria military is strongly committed to ensuring that the territorial integrity of the country is protected at all times.
The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, gave the assurances during a visit to the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Sanusi, after an inspection of ongoing construction work at the Army Barracks in Yar-Gaba, Dutse on Monday.
Buratai said his visit was part of the effort to establish army unit in Jigawa state and inspect the ongoing projects at the newly established barracks in the state, disclosing that the establishment of the barracks under 3 Brigade was to ensure that there was no incursion of insurgents into the state considering its proximity to the North East.
The COAS appreciated the Emirate for the excellent relationship that had existed between the people and the Nigerian Army, especially with the acquisition of land for the barracks project.
He said: “It is this way that can protect you and ensure that the issue of security is maintained.
“Jigawa is in the front line state to the North East and as such we must ensure that there is no incursion and movement of insurgents into the state.
“It is on this note that President Muhmmadu Buhari approved the establishment of an army unit in Jigawa State.
“You will continue to enjoy the peace that is prevalent in this state and pray that God Almighty will rid Nigeria of all forms of insecurity bedeviling so many parts of the country.”