Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia has meet the Nigeria Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja in a bid to secure deployment of more military personnel.
The Governor confirmed the latest development using his official social media platforms just moments after the meeting.
In the Governor’s exact words “I’m delighted to inform you that today, our team had the privilege of holding a highly productive meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, and his team of dedicated officers”.
“The primary objective of this meeting was to discuss and formulate strategic modalities for the establishment of integrated forward operational bases in all the local government areas within Benue State.
“Additionally, we sought to secure further military deployments to cover critical flashpoints across the state. Our plan also involves aligning our efforts with the deployment of more Operation WHIRL STROKE, a crucial step in facilitating the safe return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homes.
“We aim to set in motion an effective and comprehensive crime prevention system capable of addressing various forms of criminal activity within our communities.
“Our mission is to transform Benue State into a haven of safety and security, ensuring that it becomes the most protected place to reside, work, and conduct business without fear.
“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the federal government for its continued cooperation and support.
“We are deeply grateful to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, and his team for their invaluable partnership and commitment to making this vision a reality.
“Together, we are dedicated to safeguarding the well-being and prosperity of the good people of Benue State” he added.