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Civilian protection is a core mandate – Army

Protection of civilians in conflict situation has been described as one of the core mandate of the Nigerian Army.

The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, stated this when the new Country Director of Centre for Civilians in Conflict Mr Tunde Ojeo paid him a courtesy visit in Maduguri, Borno State.

According to a release by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Acting GOC thanked the Country’s Director for the visit and solicited for synergy and collaboration towards combating the current security challenges confronting Nigeria.

The Acting GOC added that, the activities of boko haram terrorists is a total war against the Nigerian state, pointing out that their cardinal principles was to inject fears into people by attacking soft targets.

In his remark, Mr Tunde Ojeo, thanked the Army for their support which enables the organisation to carry out its activities in Borno State.

He stated that the purpose of the visit was to familiarise with the Division as well as strengthen the already existing cordial relationship between the Army and the organisation.

Source: Voice of Nigeria