The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has deployed non-kinetic approach to end the intractable crisis that has claimed thousands of lives in Plateau State, as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)
General Lucky Irabor on Wednesday led the non-kinetic effort of the military to entrench a feeling of lasting peace in the State.
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko made this disclosure while briefing the Defence correspondent in Abuja.
He said that the CDS who was in the state on a one-day working visit held a stakeholder meeting with the Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, all the traditional rulers, religious leaders and community leaders in the State at Government House Jos
where the spate of killing in the state-dominated discussions.
General Onyeuko also noted that the discussions was largely successful as all stakeholders pledged their support for peace in the state.
He added, “the CDS paid a visit to the palace of the traditional rulers of Jebbu Miyango Community the Mbra Ngwe Rt Rev Ronke Aka and that of Anaguta Community HRM Pozo Johnson Jauro Magaji the Uja of Anaguta, where he commiserated with the traditional rulers and the people of those communities on the recent unfortunate incidents in their domains. Finally, the visit was another success story in the CDS non-kinetic initiatives in achieving peace and stability in the country”.
Speaking on the continued consultations with the Military Veterans of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the various Geo-political Zones of the country, the Acting Coordinator said that the Chief of Defence staff (CDS) General LEO Irabor affirmed that the Armed Forces of Nigeria remained at the forefront in tackling the myriad of security threat confronting the nation.
He expressed his appreciation to the citizen and residents of the zones for genuinely supporting the ongoing intensive clearance operations by troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards the restoration of permanent peace in the across the federation.
He equally allays fears of the general public on the ongoing mass surrender of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province ex-fighters.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria remains steadfast in the fight against all forms of criminality in different parts of the country. The Military High Command appreciates the continuous sacrifices of the troops in the various theatres of operation across the country.
It salutes their courage, resilience and commitment towards achieving sustainable peace
in the country. We appreciate the general public and the press for their continued support and further encourage all to avail the Armed Forces with credible and timely information that will facilitate proactive engagements in all the theatres of operation across the country,” Onyeuko concluded.