20th May, 2013
Some 200 troops arrived in Yola on Monday in continuation of the deployment of troops in Adamawa state following the declaration of a state of emergency.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the three north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe on Tuesday, May 14, following prolonged insurgency by the Boko Haram Islamic group.
Addressing the troops at the headquarters of the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Fatai Alli, urged the soldiers to adhere to all necessary rules of engagement in their assignment.
Alli said necessary areas for deployment in the state had been identified for action and that more troops were on their way to join those on ground.
He appealed to members of the public to accord maximum support and corporation to the troops to facilitate the successful execution of their assignment.
The commander commended the support and corporation so far shown by the public in the state since the declaration of the state of emergency and urged the people to sustain the relationship.
Meanwhile, the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the state is still being enforced.