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Army set to fight criminals in Imo

Twelve state-of-the-art vehicles specially configured for patrols have been assigned to the 34 Field Artillery Brigade, Obinze in Imo State to fight the crimes of kidnapping and armed robbery in Imo State.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika disclosed this to journalists last week after the inspection of the renovation of structures and other projects on-going at Obinze barracks.

The army boss announced that some soldiers from the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze had received special training on how to respond to kidnapping and other violent crimes adding that the vehicles have been specially adapted to enable the brigade to carry out more patrols and to respond swiftly to distress calls.

Lt. Gen. Ihejirika pointed out that the Nigerian Army regarded the current insecurity in the country as its primary challenge assuring that soldiers were undergoing training on modern tactics of dealing with security matters.

He therefore called on the public to co-operate with the army in the fight against crime by promptly volunteering information to security agencies as he charged soldiers to ensure that crime generally and kidnapping as well as oil-bunkering specifically were brought to the barest minimum.

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