Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Military Operations In North Successful – FG

The ongoing military operations in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states have been successful, the Federal Government has said.
photo The ongoing military operations in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states have been successful, the Federal Government has said.
It also said the civilians in the states were adequately protected, stressing that it was doing all in its powers to reduce disasters in the country.
The Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Sani Sidi, stated this in Abuja on Tuesday.
He spoke when he received the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, and Chairman, Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, Mr. Said Djinnit.
He said, “At the moment, the military campaign going on in the North has been successful and the civilian communities in the areas are been protected. It will interest you to know that the government is doing all within its might to address the challenges that arise, whether natural or man made in this country.”
Sidi said the UN had shown confidence in Nigeria disaster management procedures.
According to him, NEMA is tasked with the responsibility of working with the military Joint Task Force to provide humanitarian assistance and ensure the welfare of citizens in the affected states throughout the duration of the emergency rule.
He added, “In carrying out this function, NEMA in collaboration with JTF has set up a humanitarian cell at the JTF headquarters in Maiduguri and sub-cells in the sector commands to facilitate the coordination of humanitarian operations during the period.
“NEMA is also working closely with State Emergency Management Agencies in the three states and relevant ministries, department and agencies to facilitate a smooth and efficient humanitarian operation.”
Djinnit urged the Nigerian security operatives to protect the innocent citizens that might be caught in cross-fire in the affected states.
He said, “It is your duty and that of the military to protect the innocent citizens in these states because whatever affects them affects you as a country and affects West Africa. You have the responsibility to help, which is solidarity.
“We want political security, peace and stability in West Africa and we must do whatever is possible to make this happen. We at the UN have the duty to support you in whatever capacity we can because we cannot live in an unsafe world.”
President Goodluck Jonathan on May 14 declared a state of emergency in the three states.