The General Officer Commanding, 81st division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Major-General Tamunomieibi Dibi, warned that Boko Haram insurgency and attacks in Ogun State were possible, urging the Army officers, the State Government and the people not to rule it out.
The newly-deployed General Officer issued a warning during his working visit to the 35th Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, on April 3, 2014, Thursday.
However, Maj. Gen. Dibi assured that the Nigerian Army has what it takes to crush the Boko Haram insurgency and its attacks.
He called on the personnel to be extremely attentive and report any security-threatening information to the appropriate quarters for quick and necessary actions. As long as presence of Boko Haram insurgents could not be ruled out in any state, cities, villages and communities in any part of Nigeria, the GOC pointed out that security watch and consciousness should be seen as everybody’s business.
While confirming the welfare and security challenges facing Nigerian Army and its officers, Maj. Gen. Dibi assured the military men that government would look into the challenges and find necessary solutions to the challenges.
It would be added that a group of retired top military officers has recently proposed to act as a force multiplier for the Nigerian Army, expressed readiness to take over some logistics or administration functions, so that the military would be allowed to concentrate on its core functions of fire and manoeuvre.