Bindow Urges Military Not To Hurriedly Handover Liberated Communities



ADAMAWA State Governor Jibrilla Bindow yesterday urged the military not to be in a hurry to handover communities liberated from the insurgents in the state to civil law enforcement agencies.

Bindow made the call when he received members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on handing over of liberated communities to the agencies at the Government House, Yola.

The governor said that though the powers of the insurgents had been degraded, there was need for the military to maintain peace in the areas until the war finally end, saying their presence has given the people more confidence to return home.
He commended the Federal Government for sharing the ugly feelings of the people of the state in particular and the Northeast in general.

He also commended the efficient intelligence gathering of security agencies in the state, adding that the team was the best he could work with.

Earlier, leader of the team to the state, Maj.-Gen. Fatai Alli, said their mandate was to consult with stakeholders and report back to the Federal Government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Alli as saying: “Definitely, we are going to hold a town hall meeting with the security agencies in the state.

“We will visit all the affected areas and consult with the relevant stakeholders in order to produce an objective report.
“Most of the places occupied by the terrorists have been liberated. Therefore, it is imperative to consolidate on the gains achieved by restoring civil authority in the liberated areas.
“As we are here today, some of our colleagues have gone to Borno and Yobe states to carry out the same assignment.”

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