Nasarawa State Government has appealed for the establishment of more forward operation bases to be sited in Nasarawa state as support towards improving on the security situation in the State.
His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura made this known when he paid a courtesy visit on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
Lauding the Chief of Army Staff for being resilient and committed to his duty, Gov. Umaru Tanko Almakura said his efforts had paid off owing to the accolades being received from Nigerians.
The Governor noted the efforts by one seven battalion in Keffi towards supporting the state government actualize its commitment to peaceful coexistence of the people, Gov. Almakura said the establishment of another battalion in Doma has come handy as it will further improve on the security situation in the state.
He used the medium to call for the establishment of more forward operational base in other parts of the state, just as he appreciated the establishment of command secondary school across the three senatorial zones of the state.
Describing the visit as one which opens another vista in the relationship between the Nigerian Army and Nasarawa State Government , the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai gave assurance that the Nigerian army will not relent in meeting its desired objectives.
He noted that work on the battalion in Doma was on course, thus affirming that the forward operation base in the state will further be strengthened so as to provide the necessary services pending the completion of the battalion.
The Chief of Army Staff reassured that army will continue to synergies with other security agencies towards ridding the community off criminal activities. He used the forum to commend Governor Almakura for constructing alternative roads that will ease traffic congestion along the Keffi-Abuja highway.in Nigeria especially in Nasarawa State.