Insecurity: Army chief seeks synergy with security agencies

General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Olu Irefin, has called for improved cooperation and synergy between the military and other security agencies.
Irefin said such cooperation was required to ensure total peace is restored in the country.
He spoke at the 2019 West African Social Activities (WASA) organised by the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
New Telegraph reports that WASA is an event organised to mark the end of a successful training and operational year for units and formations in the Nigerian Army.
Apart from soldiers of the brigade and their families, top brass of the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attended the event.
In his remarks, the GOC, who was represented by the 81 Division Training Officer, Brigadier-General F. O. Omata, stressed the need for the Army and paramilitary agencies to improve on the relationship demonstrated in Exercise Crocodile Smile IV.
He restated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, to ensuring professionalism among officers and men.
Earlier in his address, the Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brigadier-General E.J. Amadasun, assured of the readiness of the soldiers to support the authorities.
The highlight of the event was lighting of the camp fire by the GOC, which officially signified the close of the 2019 edition of WASA.

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