Commander, Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Takuti Usman has reiterated the Brigade’s commitment towards ensuring the security and defence of the Federal Capital and its environs.
Takuti assured that troops remain proactive in ensuring the safety of all citizens.
Usman gave the assurance when he received the Army Headquarters Operations Monitoring Team led by Maj. Gen. Dickson Ehiorobo in his office at the Aguyi Ironsi Cantonment, Asokoro Abuja on Tuesday.
The Commander noted that the Brigade Area of responsibility (AOR) remains one of the largest in terms of landmass and coverage as it shares borders with Niger, Kaduna, Kogi and Nasarawa State.
He however added that the units under the Brigade remain highly proactive in tackling any perceived security threat that may occur.
He assured the team that the Brigade would continue to do its best within the stipulated rules of engagement to ensure that lingering security issues are nipped at the bud before they even occur.
He appreciated the team for taking their time to visit all military deployment locations within the Brigade Area of responsibility, adding further that all observations and recommendations made during the tour would be adequately addressed towards ensuring optimal performance of the troops in the field across the FCT.
Earlier, the leader of the Team, Maj. Gen. Dickson Ehiorobo said the team deemed it necessary to pay a courtesy visit to the Brigade where he once served as a young officer.
He commended the Brigade and all units under its command for the remarkable achievement recorded within the short period when Exercise Enduring Peace was flagged off.
He noted that the achievement shows that troops are ready and alert to avert any criminal challenge within the FCT.
Dickson pointed out that though there are challenges, he urged the Brigade to continue the good work assuring that the Army Headquarters would continue to support all its units and formations to ensure enduring peace and security throughout the yuletide season and beyond.