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Security forces in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe suffer minimal casualties – COAS

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Members of the security forces carrying out operations in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe suffered minimal casualties, chief of army staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has said.

Ihejirika said this on Tuesday in Abakalili in an address at the 2013 Chief of Army Staff Second Quarter Conference.

“So far the casualty rate in the three states where a state of emergency was declared has been minimal on the part of the security forces.

“Communities closest to where these operations are being conducted are very happy that the military came to rescue them,” he said.

The army boss urged all warring communities and militants in all parts of the country to lay down their arms to enable meaningful development to take place.

He said that one of the primary functions of the army was peace keeping and ensuring that trouble makers were put to check.