The General Officer Commanding, 81st
division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Major-
General Tamunomieibi Dibi, warned that
Boko Haram insurgency and attacks in Ogun
State were possible, urging the Army
officers, the State Government and the
people not to rule it out.
The newly-deployed General Officer issued a
warning during his working visit to the 35th
Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, on April 3,
However, Maj. Gen. Dibi assured that the Nigerian
Army has what it takes to crush the Boko Haram
insurgency and its attacks.
He called on the personnel to be extremely
attentive and report any security-threatening
information to the appropriate quarters for quick
and necessary actions. As long as presence of Boko
Haram insurgents could not be ruled out in any
state, cities, villages and communities in any part
of Nigeria, the GOC pointed out that security watch
and consciousness should be seen as everybody’s
While confirming the welfare and security
challenges facing Nigerian Army and its officers,
Maj. Gen. Dibi assured the military men that
government would look into the challenges and
find necessary solutions to the challenges.
It would be added that a group of retired top
military officers has recently proposed to act as a
force multiplier for the Nigerian Army, expressed
readiness to take over some logistics or
administration functions, so that the military would
be allowed to concentrate on its core functions of
fire and manoeuvre.