The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Anthony Omozoje has identified synergy between Army and other security agencies as a veritable tool to foster Nigeria’s unity.
Omozoje, who was represented by Brig.-Gen. Aminu Chinade, made the assertion on Monday during an Inter Agency interaction in Ado-Ekiti.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the theme of the 2020 Exercise Crocodile Smile VI workshop is,” Multi-Agency Approach in Digital Age: The Nigerian Security Agencies in Perspective.
“According to the GOC, the Exercise Crocodile Smile V1 was tailored towards appreciating that security is a basic requirement of every human being, community and nation.
He said the concept of the exercise was based on the constitutional requirement for Armed forces, the Police, Paramilitary agencies and other security stakeholders to collaborate in crisis mitigation.
He thanked the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Baratai, Ekiti Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi as well as men and officers of security agents in ensuring safety of Ekiti people and Nigerians at large.
In his address of welcome, the Commander, 32 Brigade Artillery, Akure in Ondo, Brig.-Gen. Zakari Abubakar lamented the recent resurgence of kidnappings, killings and other criminal activities in Ekiti.Abubakar said the recent attacks would not be unconnected with large arms in circulation as a result of End SARS protest and effects of Ember months.
He added that the workshop was aimed at re-strategising and eliminating these criminals in Ekiti and the nation. “In recent time, we have witnessed a resurgent of criminalities in Ekiti.
“Today’s discuss will identify the challenges and focus on new strategy to mitigate insecurity in Ekiti.“The discuss of this lecture will indeed reduce insecurity in Ekiti and Nigeria at large,” Abubakar said.
While declaring open, the workshop, Ekiti Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi restated the commitment of his administration at making the state safe for all the people, especially during this yuletide.
Fayemi, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Security, Brig.-Gen.(Rtd) Ebenezer Ogundana called on participants take seriously the workshop and ensure discharge of their duties efficiently and effectively.
NAN also reported that there was presence of representatives of other security agencies in the state.(NAN)