Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, has mandated the troops of Operation Udoka to redouble their efforts and flush out criminal elements destabilising peace and businesses in south-east states.
The hunt for the bad guys continues as Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, has called on troops of Operation Udoka to massively go after criminal elements. The unsettled region is still struggling with pockets of insecurity and Lucky Irabor is calling on the troops to double their efforts to “flush out the criminal elements disturbing the peace and socio-economic well-being of the south-east.”
“From the briefs, I have been receiving from the general officer commanding 82 division, who is the overall commander of the operation and other field commanders, I am proud of your conduct during the general election.
Addressing the troops at the headquarters of the Nigerian army 82 division in Enugu State on Tuesday, Lucky Irabor praised his men for a very-successful operation leading to violence-free, fair, and credible elections in the south-east. In his view, the troops’ effectiveness and commitment during the election led to a resounding success and he urged them to keep up the pace.
“However, it is not over yet, I want you to redouble your efforts and get ready for more serious work to see that pockets of insecurity in the South-east by criminal elements are totally checked.”
The security expert continued, “It is not over yet, I want you to redouble your efforts and get ready for more serious work to see that pockets of insecurity in the South-east by criminal elements are totally checked”. Lucky Irabor is hopeful that his team will continue to deliver excellent service, just like they did during the South-east general elections.
“I am using this medium to call on the people of Enugu state and the south-east that they should not allow any criminal enterprise, a space to operate within Enugu state and the South-east any more.”
Irabor specifically mentioned Governor Peter Mbah, who has moved with some governors in the region to stop the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Chief of Defense Staff believes that efforts to combat the order should not be relaxed in any way.
“I am counselling the criminals to desist from the illegal and criminal enterprise of keeping people down on the guise of sit-at-home.”
The Defence Chief has directed criminals to desist from holding the citizens down on the guise of sit-at-home. Irabor is even urging the aggrieved to channel their grievance through appropriate channels instead of using criminal means that are detrimental to the general good of the public. Overall the government, the people of Enugu State, the South East, and the military must all join hands to nip pockets of insecurity in the bud.