Umahi hails Yahaya, warns against playing politics with security

Governor of Ebonyi State, David  Umahi, has warned Nigerians against playing politics with the security situation in the country.

He also called for maximum support for the security agencies in the country in order to tame the rising insecurity ravaging many the nations.

According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, the governor made the call during a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The statement was titled, ‘Governor Umahi congratulates COAS, advocates support for the Nigerian Army.’

It read in part, “The governor stated that the nation is passing through a challenging moment that requires stakeholders to maximally support the security agencies.

“He warned that Nigerians must desist from playing politics with the security of the nation. He applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Major General Faruk Yahaya to lead the NA to greatness.

“He further stated that with the pedigree of the COAS whom he said is a detribalised Nigerian, a professional and an intelligent officer whose services are needed to secure the country at a time sponsors of hate speeches are unmindful of our collective national interest.  He reassured the COAS of Ebonyi State Government’s support in the task of securing the nation.

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