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Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has cried out to the Nigerian Military that criminals being flushed out by ongoing military operations in Zamfara State are settling in his domain.
Al-makura made this known during a visit of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to his office in Lafia.
He said, “Since the military operation in Zamfara that dispersed the criminal elements, we have noticed a gradual slipping of some of them into our vicinity and we have been able to identify about three areas as their hideout.
“Once we finalize our survey, we shall liaise with you to use your usual formula to defeat the miscreants.”
The governor commended the military for the efforts at defeating the Boko Haram and in joining hands with other security agencies to curb security challenges in Nasarawa state.
He promised to keep supporting the military authority and to ensure successful take off of the Command Science Secondary School located in the state.
Al-Makura thanked the Army chief for the role he played in decongesting the Abuja-Keffi highway.
He stated that he has set up a task force to relocate all hawkers and traders along the road, to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
Buratai replied that the military will keep working in order to make the country safe from criminal elements wherever they are hiding.
“We have more military exercises to carry out and wherever the criminals elements dispersed by our operations migrated to, we shall follow them and clear their doubts,” he said.
He reassured citizens of Nasarawa state that the army would continue to collaborate with other security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property.