Jalingo — The Nigeria Army has commissioned a primary healthcare facility and a solar powered borehole worth millions of naira it donated to Ibi community in Ibi Local government area of Taraba State.
Handing over the facilities in Ibi yesterday, the Brigade Commander 23 Brigade Yola, Adamawa State Brig. Gen. Bello Abdullahi said that the projects were part of the civil-military cooperation being encouraged the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.
"We have realized over time that the success of any military operation largely depends on the support from the civil populace. Hence, winning the hearts and minds of the people in the area of operation cannot be ignored," he said.
He said the Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (cat race) under which the projects were executed also tackled some contemporary security challenges facing the states of Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi and Kaduna.
In his remarks at the event, the Chief of Ibi, Alhaji Abubakar Dan-Bawuro, thanked the army for not only restoring peace in his domain but also providing social service projects for the people.