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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday said the Nigerian Army would soon deploy special forces to Kogi to help tackle crime in the state.
Buratai disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Yahaya Bello at the Government House in Lokoja.
The army chief said plans were at an advanced stage to deploy the troops to the affected areas in the state.
“I want to assure you that very soon we will deploy special forces to the state.
“That is why I came here with the Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison; he is getting them ready and by Monday they should be on ground.
“They will come with their vehicles, they will come with their sustenance, so very soon they will come in and begin the operation,” Buratai said.
Buratai expressed regrets that previous efforts to contain insecurity in the state had failed. He, however, assured the people of the state of the army’s commitment to tackling the security challenge.
Buratai also commended the efforts of other security agencies in the state in checking insecurity.