From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
The District Head of Sifawa in Bodinga local government of Sokoto state, HRH Muhammadu Buhari Tambari, have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the award of national honours of CFR, to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya.
The traditional leader described the national honour conferred on the Chief of Army Staff as a testimony to the fact that the Army Chief is doing a great job in securing the country from the problem of insecurity bedeviling the nation.
“We therefore thank Mr. President on behalf of the entire people of Sifawa district for the award.” The monarch said this during a community peace stakeholders meeting held in his palace.
He highlighted that the new proactive strategy of attacking the insurgents at their base as well as accepting the repentant ones to put them into rehabilitation is yielding a positive result toward ending the challenges of insecurity in the country.
He however scored the Chief of Army Staff high on the welfare of soldiers and massive renovation of army facilities across the country as well as provision of arms and up to date machineries especially to those soldiers at the war front.
He also lauded the activities of The Special Task Force codenamed ‘Operation Safe Haven (OPSH)’ adopted by the Nigerian army to fight insurgency in the north.
Tambari said: “The troops of the operation safe haven are doing great work and I believe with more prayers by Nigerians the banditry issue will be a thing of the past, people will soon go back to their farms and continue their normal economic activities.”
The monarch therefore solicited the cooperation of the governments at all levels for the successful implementation of the Chief of Army Staff mandate.
He further appealed to the federal government to continue to provide enough funding to the army for the nationwide successful operation.