The governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, has said that his government will work hand in hand with the armed forces of Nigeria to fight and win the war against terrorism and banditry in the country.
The Kaduna governor made this statement during the celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Monday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Sani said that the occasion provided an opportunity for Nigerians to honour veterans and heroes who laid their lives for Nigeria’s defence, as he commended the armed forces security agencies for their fight against terrorism, banditry and other criminal acts across the country.
The governor said, “Today’s event offers us the opportunity to honour our veterans. It also gives us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices, bravery, and commitment of our fallen heroes who lost their lives in the defence of our territory’s integrity.”
Speaking on the war against insecurity in the country, he said, “Of course, the fight against banditry and terrorism in Nigeria is something that is on course.
“In recent weeks we had some setbacks, but I have no doubt in my mind because I have confidence in our armed forces and of course, Mr. President has also made it clear that we have to come up with a time frame on when this battle against banditry and terrorism has to end.
“We are going to cooperate with the armed forces in our capacities as governors and the federal government, to ensure that this war against banditry and terrorism is brought to a successful end.”
The governor, in the spirit of the celebration, paid a visit to the Nigeria Air Force Hospital and the Nigeria Army Reference Hospitals, as he also donated medical equipment, wheelchairs, and other medical supplies to the hospitals.