As part of his effort to keep residents in the Federal Capital Territory and its environs abreast of security situations, and other topical issues bordering on national security within the Federal Capital, the Commander Guards Brigade Nigerian Army Brig Gen Muhammed Takuti Usman on Wednesday held a media parley with Defence Correspondence within the Capital.
The Media Parley which was held at the Brigade Conference Hall, Aguyi Ironsi Cantonment,Asokoro Abuja among other things focused on the general security and recent happening and the need for all hands to be on deck to ensure the safety of lives and properties.
Addressing the Media, the Commander noted that the Parley became necessary and timely considering the current security happenings around Abuja and its environs and the vital roles the media play in ensuring a safe and secured society.
He called on the media to remain committed to nations’s building and partners in progress by ensuring that reports desiminated to the public are not only true but verified and confirmed as fake news may cause apprehension and do more harm than good.
The Commander further called on the society to support and trust the military through timely release of actionable intelligence which would in turn help the military and other security agencies to accomplish the task of securing and defending the society effectively.
The Commander also described the attack on university of Abuja Staff Quarters as unfortunate, assuring that troops of the Brigade have been deployed on a search and rescue operations to rescue the affected persons and apprehend the criminals.
Also in their separate remarks, the Commander Guards Brigade Garrison, Lt Col Joshua Okwoli, Commanding Officer 7 Guards Battalion, Lt Col Salim Hassan and the Brigade Chief of Staff Lt Col Rilwan Bello all assured that men and Officers of the Brigade are currently in the field across the Federal Capital to ensure that there is no security breach, calling on all responsible citizens to support the security agencies through timely and actionable informations.
The Units Commanders also assured that any one who support the security agencies with credible information is also being proactive in carrying out his civic duties as responsible citizens and would enhance and support the various ongoing security operations aimed at securing the society adding that security is the responsibility of all.
The Brigade senior Officers,said more technology are being deployed to aid the security agencies in several ongoing security operations within the environs calling further on all citizens to remain law abiding and conscious of the security situations in their various domains so as to assist the security agencies achieve the result of securing the Federal Capital.
The Media Parley was well attended by members of the press from the FCT.Also in attendance are staff Officers of the Brigade.