The Nigerian Army has applauded the government of Nasarawa state for adhering to the advise of constructing access road through Kenyehu Uttu Forest and contiguous hills in Toto Local Government Area of the state
According to a statement by the acting army spokesman, Col Sagir Musa the message calling for clearing of the route was conveyed to the state government through the Commander 4 Special Forces Command Doma .
The statement reads in part “Opening up access into such remote and isolated with attendant infrastructural development will bring governance and prosperity to such hitherto ungoverned spaces.
This will no doubt enhance the general security in the area. The Nigerian Army wishes to use this opportunity to call on other states to emulate the good example of Nasarawa State in this strategic effort.
Furthermore, in its resolve and unwavering commitment to mitigate all forms of security threats in any part of the country, the Nigerian Army has, through the Commander 4 Special Forces Command, drawn the attention of Nasarawa and Kogi State Governments on the need to open up Road Umashan – Adaosun/Sardauna – Uttu and Road Uguma- Kpokpobili – Uttu – Igwapati – Uttu in Nasarawa and Kogi States respectively.
This if done will ease and enhance the operation of security agencies in the area which will bring succor to the law abiding citizens in the areas,” it said.
Recall that on the 20th day of September 2020, 4 Special Forces Command of the Nigerian Army deployed in Doma, Nasarawa State conducted clearance operations in the forest and destroyed identified terrorists’ hideouts.
During the operation, no fewer than 778 family members of suspected terrorists and bandits consisting mostly women and children were rescued by troops.
Several suspected terrorists were neutralized and large cache of arms and ammunition recovered from the criminals.