The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, in continuation of his visits to critical stakeholders across the nation as part of his key leadership engagement drive, has paid seperate visits to the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong and His Royal Majesty Da Jacob Gyang Buba, Gbong Gwom Jos preaching peace and unity on the Plateau and the nation.
While in government house, Rayfield, Jos, the COAS resonated the need for peace on the Plateau, where he reassured the governor and the people of the state of adequate security, working in close synergy with other security agencies.
He noted that Plateau State remains home of peace and tourism, adding that all critical stakeholders must work assiduously to restore the state to her glorious days.
Lieutenant General Yahaya commiserated with the governor over the demise of late Major General Abraham Luka Dusu, whom he described as a distinguished senior officer, a friend and course mate.
In his response, Governor Lalong congratulated the COAS for his appointment and commended him for his efforts in tackling security challenges since he assumed command. He also commiserated with the army over the demise of late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and others who paid the supreme sacrifice while in the line of duty.
The COAS also paid homage to the Gbong Gwom Jos Jacob Buba Gyang, where he reiterated the critical role traditional ruler in peace building in the society.
He commended the traditional ruler, who is also the Chairman of Plateau State Traditional Council of Emirs and Chiefs for his efforts in propagating the message of peace on the Plateau.
Responding, His Royal Majesty, Da Buba Gyang expressed satisfaction with ongoing military operations in the state, adding that it was yielding the desired results.
He further urged the military to remain focused and resolute in discharging their constitutional responsibility.