The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, has said residents of Jos, the Plateau state capital, will never witness frequent bombing at markets, schools and worship centres as they witnessed in Jos in recent past. Gen. Buratai made this disclosure in Jos on Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Gbong Gwom Jos, His Royal Majesty, Da Jacob Gyang Buba in his palace in Jishe Jos.
In his words, Gen Buratai said, “Your Royal Majesty I’m here this morning to pay a courtesy call on you before embarking on my familiarization tour to units and formations under the 3Division and indeed Operation Safe Haven(OPSH) here on the Plateau. You can see that our efforts in the Northeast has really paid off as you can recalled the incessant bombing of market places and different places of worships and population areas has virtually stopped now. And I can assure you and the people of Plateau state that they will never witness Boko Haram attacks like you witnessed in the past.
“For a long time now we have not had any cases of that nature here on the Plateau and other parts of Nigeria, it is because of the efforts of the military in the Northeast. The Nigerian Army has not only succeeded in rooting them from their camps in the North East, we have been able to blocked these criminal elements from crossing up to this areas or building their camp anywhere in Nigeria. I want to assure you that we would remain resolute in the discharge of our duties, I want to particularly commend you on your role as the Gbong Gwom Jos including all the moral support you gave us through wise counsel. We must acknowledge your support.
“Apart from you, I want to also acknowledge the cooperation of Plateau people to the Nigerian Army, it is a fact that we have received excellent cooperation and understanding especially towards the Nigerian Army operating in Plateau State. I know there has been little challenges here and there and the most recent one is the one that happened last two to three weeks or about, but not withstanding we still got your full backing and full support and the Army in particular will ensure that we maintained the needed peace at all time.
“The Commander Operation Safe Haven just assumed duty I personally chose him to head this Command because of his experience and knowledge and diplomatic skills when he was the Chief of Civil Military Affairs in Army Headquarters. I want to assure you that the Army will give all the corporations within it’s duties as enshrine in the Constitution, and we want to reassure you that permanent peace will return back to Plateau State.”