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Insecurity’ll end soon in South East — Army Chief

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Taoreed Lagbaja has said that the insecurity currently bedeviling the South East region will end soon.

The Army and other security agencies, he said, are working round the clock to address the insecurity in the region.

Lagbaja, represented by the Deputy Director Operations Army Headquarters, Brigadier General Gabriel Olufemi Esho, stated this on Thursday during a meeting with the House of Representative Ad-Hoc committee investigating the killing and kidnapping in Umunochi Community in Abia State.

The Army chief noted that the threat of kidnapping remains a potent security threat, especially in the two local government areas stating that, particularly in July this year, the region recorded cases of kidnapping and attacks by criminals suspected to be elements of the proscribed people of Biafra.

He said that the Nigerian police and other security agencies are collaborating with the Army to curb the insecurity but noted that the bulk of the task lies with the Nigerian army.

He said, ”The House of representative through its letter dated 3rd August 2023 requested that the Nigeria Army submit a memorandum to the ad-hoc committee to interface with relevant security agencies and stockholders in respect of incessant attacks of kidnappers, assassination and banditry and other criminal elements in and around these two local government areas, it is pertinent to state that incidence of kidnapping in Southeast region particularly in the second quarter of this year.

He however assured the committee that all effort will be made to bring the perpetrators to book and restore peace back to the region.

“Recently efforts of the Nigerian army through its Division in conjunction with other security agencies has diminished the threat of kidnapping,” he said.

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