The Nigerian Army and Police have reiterated their commitment to increased cooperation in the North-east region.
The reassurance was given when the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of police in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin, paid a courtesy call on Commandant of the 33 Artillery Brigade, Shadawanka Military Cantonment, Bauchi, Brig.-Gen. Abraham Dusu.
In a statement issued by the Brigade’s Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Captain Jonah Danjuma, the AIG noted that in all the places he worked in the past, he worked closely with the military.
“I resumed work here a couple of weeks ago, and I decided to visit the Brigade to have first-hand knowledge of what is happening in this terrain and also appraise the level of cooperation and collaboration between our sister agencies”, he said.
Ogunsakin enjoined the military and police to continue building up the cooperation existing between them and other sister agencies, adding that their cooperation will go a long way in ensuring security in the country.
He specifically pointed out that with the current challenges in the North-east, it is important for security agencies including the military and police, to work together.
“I have always said that; if you are posted to this part of the country at this material time, it shows that you have something to offer”, he added.
In his response, Dusu, said inter-agency cooperation is key to confronting security challenges facing the North-east in particular and the nation in general.
The commandant agreed that insecurity challenges cannot be confronted by only one security agency.