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Nigerian Army remains neutral, fair to all: OPSH Commander

The commander said the OPSH adopted non-kinetic strategies to eradicate violent tendencies that could lead to chaos in society.

• August 4, 2022
Nigerian army used to illustrate the story
Nigerian army used to illustrate the story

Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali,  the commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) maintaining peace in Plateau and environs says the military will remain neutral and fair to all in securing the nation.

The OPSH  is a multi-task force in charge of security of lives and property in Plateau, Bauchi and parts of southern Kaduna.

It was established in 2010 and comprises the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and State Security Service (SSS).

Mr Ali, who is also the general officer commanding (GOC) III Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, stated this when he received a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue visited him Wednesday in Jos.

The commander said the OPSH adopted non-kinetic strategies to eradicate violent tendencies that could lead to chaos in society.

He maintained that the operation has zero tolerance for human rights violation, adding that its target is to create a more secure environment for the actualisation of steady growth and development.

The military commander, who lauded the organisation for its role in mitigating conflict in communities, said the meeting would strengthen the relationship between it and the military particularly in the areas of information sharing and prompt response to security threats.

The leader of the delegation and project associate of the organisation, Olufemi Domkap, lauded OPSH for responding to security threats based on credible information provided by it.

She explained that the group had made huge contributions toward influencing the lives of troublemakers in society to embrace peace and friendliness among diverse ethnic and religious groups.

Ms Domkap, however, highlighted the need to strengthen the capacity of women for the enhancement of ”back-door” conversation during conflict resolution.

She called for the training of traditional rulers in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution, adding if communities adopt local methods of dispute resolution permanent peace can be achieved.

(NAN)

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