The Commandant Nigerian Navy School of Armament (NASA) Technology Kachia, Rear Admiral Tanko Yakubu Pani, said terrorism can only strives where community decided to tolerate it.
The Commandant stated this at the weekend shortly he received an award of excellence for combating criminals activities in Southern Kaduna and enverons by the Kachia Patriots.
According to him, some of the criminals threatening the peaceful coexistence are human beings adding that they live within the communities and can either be their children, relatives or strangers.
He called on the community members to cooperate with the Nigerian Navy and other security agencies by giving viable information that will help in fishing out criminals from their hideout.
“If we cooperate with security agencies there is no how criminality will strives in our land,” Pani said.
He thanked the group for honouring him and promised to redouble his effort to ensure Kachia become and emblem that will be free from criminal activities.
Secretary of the Forum, Yusuf Usman, who read the citation during the award presentation, said Rear Admiral Pani has make tremendous effort in combating criminality in Kachia Local Government.
“The present danger that has enslave all of us is the issue of crimes and criminality which are mostly presented in the form of kidnappings, daylight robbery, reprisal attacks, Cattle Rustling and massive displacement of
people during communal clashes,” Yusuf said.
He noted that both the government and various Security Agencies have been deploying strategic means and establishing security formations across the volatile zones and axis to stem the security challenges.
“Down here in Kachia Local Government Area, the story if not the same was much higher and catastrophic before the coming of Rear Admiral TY Pani as the Commandant Nigerian NAVY School of Armaments Technology Kachia. The criminals and their elements took Kachia axis hostage and compromise our daily livelihood and collective wellbeing.
“Initially, they were all acting in formations and consolidated splinter groups but with his appointment, he set his objectives, designed his strategies and defined his rules of engagement in clear terms. These modalities are based
on mutual cooperation with Local Communities, large intelligence
gathering, free access with his principal officers to report suspicious
activities which are often responded with immediate and drastic actions,” he said.
He further described the commandant as a rare breed of Military heroes in the classification of some of the most accomplished war heroes who had refused to negotiate blood sucking criminality against innocent civilians.
The group added that Rear admiral Pani has degraded and dismantled the hideouts and formations of various criminal elements and making various arrests, adding that the Naval officer is passionate about community harmony.
The Executive Chairman, Kachia Local Government commended for his effort in combating criminals in the area and pray for God to elevate him higher.
He added that as the Council Chairman he will continue to collaborate with the Nigerian Navy to ensure that Kachia is not a safe Haven for criminals.