Shall we say just a statement of assurance from the Defence Headquarters is enough to make Nigerians feel safe?

Not exactly but the military will say what it is expected to say, anyway.

The Director Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, on Friday, assured Nigerians that their lives and property are very safe.

Enenche said this followed “so many requests in the recent past, to know from the military about the safety of Nigerians living in parts of the country, other than their aboriginal habitats.

“As such, it behoves on the Defence Headquarters to reassure the general public that all lives and property in Nigeria are secured and safe at any location.

“Thus, the Armed Forces of Nigeria are constantly on surveillance, in collaboration with other security agencies, to curb acts capable of distorting the peace,” he said.

The defence spokesman, therefore, urged the citizens to “report suspicious movements and any act that points to creating any situation of insecurity.

“The Armed Forces hereby reaffirms its commitment to protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians living in any part of the country.

“Therefore, all should go about their normal life wherever they are living without fear or intimidations,” Enenche said.

Should you have reason to, this is how to reach the Nigerian Army Call Centre:

Short code: 193

Email: na.callcentre@army.mil.org (in case of emergency).