The Nigerian Army has advised citizens to always report suspected criminals in their midst to the security agencies to nip crime in the bud in the country.

The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai gave the advice while distributing palliative items to the vulnerable in Aponmu community of Akure, Ondo State.

Palliative Items

Lt General Buratai who was represented by the commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, Brigadier General Zakare Abubakar said the people were not only familiar with their terrain but also with residents of the community.

He observed that kidnappers, armed robbers among other criminals did not live in Isolation and therefore could easily be fished out with the support of  residents.

Residents of Aponmu

Lt General Buratai said the Army embarked on the provision of palliative items to cushion the effects of covid-19 on the people and urged them to abide by all guidelines put in place to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

The Olu of Aponmu-lona-Idanre, Chief Adeyemi Bajulaye, Miss Oluwaseun Ogboriefon and Mr Bola Egunjobi appreciated the Nigerian Army for the palliative with promises to embrace covid-19 protocols and the security surveillance to prevent crimes.

Army medical team attending to residents

Aside the free medical outreach in commemoration of the 2020 Nigerian Army day, items distributed by the brigade included cash, Vegetable oil, salt, semovita, Maggi, milk, sugar, rice and tomato paste

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