Although there has been a resurgence of terror attacks in parts of northern Nigeria, the Army are still counting their blessings.

The region may not yet be what it used to be but they believe crime rate has gone down by 50% in many areas.

This, according to the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, is largely due to increased synergy between security agencies and the people.

The Division’s Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Sanusi Dahiru gave the review on Wednesday when he received participants of Senior Executive Course 40 of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS).

Dahiru noted that the security threat posed by cattle rustlers, armed bandits, illegal immigrants, Boko Haram and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria reduced drastically.

“The division has been actively engaged in internal and external security through our various operational commitments like the operation MESA, operation SALAMA, operation Lafiya Dole among others.

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“The Division had also carried out activities between the military and the civil populace, some of which include medical outreach, provision of boreholes to communities among others.

“We also collaborate with other security agencies where we give them training, and we are planning to have a joint operation centers with other security agencies,” he said.

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Earlier, General Officer Commanding, Major General Muhammed Muhammed expressed the belief that current security challenges in the country would be overcome through interactions with the people.

“I want you to understand that the security challenges are so diverse, from cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed banditry and so on.

“Some are so endemic that requires much more than kinetic means to unravel them, so our interaction should assist us to find solutions to some of the challenges,” he said.

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