Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has commended the officers of the Nigerian Army on how they had worked in cooperation with other security agents in Imo state to handle thousands of MASSOB members who staged a protest in Owerri recently and ensured that there was no blood shed.
He made this commendation while on a visit to the 34 Field Artillery Brigade, Obinze yesterday.
Speaking during the visit, Governor Okorocha said that Nigerian soldiers have shown gallantry in the way and manner they had handled the problem of insurgency in the North-east, adding that what the Nigerian Army needs is encouragement.
He urged the soldiers to continue to be patriotic and committed to duty, adding that the over eighty officers promoted recently is an indication that hard work is always rewarded in the Army.
He regretted the poor state of facilities at the Obinze barrack and assured that he was going to draw the attention of the federal government to the situation in the barracks and promised that the state government would move in urgently to fix certain facilities in the barrack before the federal government could come in.
Earlier, the Brigade commander, Brigadier General Kay Isiyaku thanked the governor for the visit and assured that the command under him would work in collaboration with the government and all the relevant agencies in the state to carry out their functions so as to achieve the expected goals. [IMSG]
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