Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika
Senate defence c’ttee commends military’s achievements
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian Army yesterday said it would today unveil a locally made anti-bombing devices to curtail and immobilise vehicles used for suicide bombings, especially at worship centres across the country.
This came as the Senate Committee on Defence applauded the efforts of the Nigerian Army in containing the present security challenges in the country, especially in the utilisation of funds allocated to it.
Announcing plans to unveil the locally made anti-bombing devices in Abuja, the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Omobolaji Koleosho, through a statement signed by the Chief of Staff, Directorate of Army Public Relations, Col. John Agim, said the new innovation, would be handed over to some churches and mosques as part of their corporate social responsibility.
He said: “Some of the equipment will be handed over to some churches and mosques as part of the Nigerian Army’s Corporate Social Responsibility in curtailing the spate of bombings at worship centres in the nation.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Army, Senator George Thompson Sekibo, while commending the Army lauded the leadership of the Nigerian Army for the efforts in refurbishing obsolete equipment and the massive renovation of barracks across the formations including the construction of new accommodation blocks for officers and soldiers.
Sekibo, who was speaking when he led members of the committee to the Army Headquarters, Abuja on an oversight function visit, also commended the Army’s efforts on training and assured of the committee’s assistance where necessary.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, appreciated the committee for their continued assistance to the Nigerian Army. Present at the occasion were Principal Staff Officers and Directors at the Army Headquarters.