The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar and his team, the Hon. Member Cross River State House of Assembly representing Boki 1 constituency, Dr. Itam Abang and representatives of the Divisional Police and DSS of the area, on Wednesday 18th February 2018 visited Danare 1 and Danare 2 communities.
Danare 2 – is an agrarian, sparsely populated and fragmented farming community/ies located at the fringe of Boki-Cross River-Nigerian border with Cameroon, where there have been reported occasional security issues.
The fact finding and assessment visit is a follow up to the elaborate security stakeholders meeting presided over by the GOC on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai held yesterday, the 27th of February, 2018 at 245 Reconnaissance Battalion, Ikom.
General Abubakar used the opportunity to go to the border points between Nigeria and Cameroon where there have been recorded incidences of security infractions from the Cameroonian gendarmes/defence force against the locals in the Nigerian territory.
The GOC used the time to have a deliberate joint interactive session with the traditional rulers, women leaders and youths of the localities, where he was briefed on the situation by the high chief of Danare 2, Chief Ndep Ogar.
Chief Ogar appealed to the relevant authorities to as a matter of necessity/urgency station a permanent security presence in the area to prevent possible escalation of the situation and to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
General Abubakar thanked them for their patience, urged them to remain law abiding and report any security infraction to the security agencies. He assured them of the resolve of the government and the Nigerian Armed Forces to protecting Nigerian citizens anywhere.
The Commanders 13 Brigade Calabar, and Military Intelligence officer of the Brigade Brigadier General I Isa and Colonel Kingsley Nwoko as well as the Commanding Officer 245 Reconnaissance Battalion Colonel Solomon Diwa were part of the GOC’s entourage.
Deputy Director Public Relations