By: Ali Muhammed Zanna, Maiduguri
GOC 7 Division Maiduguri speaking during sanitation exercise by officers and men of the division
THE Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. Abdullahi Ibrahim, has urged traders in Maiduguri markets to unmask Boko Haram members sneaking to buy things in the markets.
Ibrahim, who is also the Commander Sector 1 of “Operation Lafiya Dole”, made the call Friday while addressing traders at the Maiduguri Timber and Fish markets who trooped out to show solidarity to soldiers from the 7 division for embarking on sanitation exercise in the markets.
“If you help us to expose them, I can assure you that it will facilitate the end of this insecurity affecting Borno and North East in general,” he said.
The GOC noted that the sanitation embarked upon in the markets was part of activities for the week-long Nigeria Army Day Celebration ( NADCEL).
He said that other activities lined up by the division for residents of Maiduguri in line with the directive of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, include medical outreach and distribution of palliatives to some underprivileged persons.
Many traders commended the gesture of the military for the exercise. A trader, Alhaji Bukar Kyarimi of the Timber Market, appreciated the military for its commitment to peace and security in the state. COV/AMZ/BBW BBW RGK/HGS/B