The Nigerian Army is to establish a special camp around the troubled areas confronted with insecurity in Niger State, Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger State said in a press statement.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this when he went on a progress assessment tour of the Super Camp 4, Operation Sahel Sanity, in Faskari, Katsina State along with his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-rufai who were both received by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
The Special Army Camp 4, which is an Army operation, code-named ”Sahel Sanity” was recently established to deal with security issues in the North-West states and Niger State in the North-Central region.
Governor Sani Bello said that forests in Niger State share boundaries with North West states and as such, have suffered similar fate hence the need for such special Camp which he is optimistic will bring an end to the security challenges in the region.
”I am also made to understand that more camps are coming up, one in Niger State which I believe will go a long way towards addressing these challenges”, he said.
The Governor assured that with such camps in place, the environment will be secured and safe for the inhabitants, thereby making life and farming activities return to normal as those most affected are rural dwellers.
Following the briefs they received so far on the successes recorded by the Super Camp 4, the Governor says it has boosted the confidence of the people in the area as reflected in the agricultural activities going on.
Both Governors commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiative of setting up the special camps and also applaud the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff, officers and men of the Nigeria Army for their resilience in bringing succour to the local communities.
The Governors, however, reaffirmed their belief that the military will win over the criminal elements.
The Governors also condoled with the Army and families of those who lost their lives in the fight to restore the safety of the people in the country.