Nigeria News : Disregard ‘fake news’ about the situation in North East – GOC tells soldiers. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo Ibadan, Maj-Gen Anthony Omozoje, has advised soldiers to remain focus and “disregard fake news on the social media about the situations in North-East Nigeria”.
Omozoje gave the advice on Saturday in Ibadan during the 2 Division Nigerian Army West African Social Activities (WASA) to mark the end of year 2019 activities of the Nigerian Army.
The GOC said that the intent of the maker of such news was to undermine the progress made so far by the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism.
Omozoje said, “It is common knowledge that the army has strived to curtain all forms of threats to the national security.
“I am also proud to say that the area of responsibilities of 2 Division particularly in South Western States has remained peaceful as a result of support of government, cooperation among inter-agency and the people of the state”.
Omozoje appreciated the officers and employed them to redouble their effort and demonstrate high level of commitment in the discharge of any assigned task.
The GOC also appreciated the family especially the wives of the officers fighting in the Insurgency operation, saying without their cooperation, the officers might not be able to function well.
In his remark, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State assured the soldiers that his administration remain committed in building on the existing cordial relationship between the army and the people of the state.
Makinde said that the impact of the achievement of soldiers during this period has added greater value to the respect of the people about the army.