Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has acknowledged the gallant efforts of the Nigerian Army in repelling the insurgents from gaining territories in the country.
Emmanuel spoke during 2 Brigade Combined West African Social Activity (WASA) 2019 at Wellington Bassey Barracks Sports Ground Ibagwa, Abak Local Government Area, at the weekend.
He commended the men of the Armed Forces for risking their lives to maintain peace and harmony, adding that Akwa Ibom is a beneficiary of that peace.
“I like to express appreciation to members of Armed Forces who work to ensure that there is peace, security and order.
“We cannot take for granted the peace, the bond, the collectivity that the Nigeria Army is trying to keep in this country.
“We will be forever grateful to members of the Armed Forces for risking their lives on a daily basis for us to be were we are today”, he said.
In his remarks, the Commander 2 Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akwa Ibom State, Brigadier General Faruk Mijinyawa expressed satisfaction for remarkable performance of soldiers during 2019 Training Year in compliance with the Training Directive of the Chief of Army Staff and that of the General Officer Commanding 6 Division.
“All training and operational activities as well as exercises programmed for last year were conducted successfully by the Brigade.
“The Brigade performed excellently in all competitions organised by the Division.
Brig. Gen. Mijinyawa explains that WASA is an annual event that is held to mark the end of successful training year, adding that the forum afford officers, soldiers, their families and friends including the host community the opportunity to socialise and interact freely after a strenuous year’s activities.