BY AYO OLOWO

Residents of Yobe State, one of the troubled states in the North-East of Nigeria have have heaped praises on the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, for his three-day working visit to the state. They expressed gratitude for the improvement in relationship between the civil society and the Military, which is geared toward better partnership in the fight against terrorism.

The civil-military partnership is not only going to be a relief, but a confidence boost. They expressed joy and confidence in knowing that the military (security forces) are determined to conquer terror.

The residents further expressed optimism that the visit would enhance the deployment of more troops and military hardware to the troubled area to fight the terrorist.

A member representing Yobe State in the House of Representatives, Honourable Bukar Goni, affirmed his confidence in the Army Chief and urged other well-meaning people of the state to accord security operatives the desired support.

The Army Chief had visited the troubled state to celebrate Sallah with troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the region. He said his presence would stimulate military-civil relationship, adding that his new position would afford him the opportunity to assess the equipment on ground and to evaluate the level of the threat posed by the Islamist militants.