During the combined second and third quarter-conference of the COAS, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja announced on Tuesday that the sit-at-home order in the South-East has been brought to an end. He attributed this success to the heightened efforts of troops working in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
Lagbaja highlighted, “Through Operation Udoka, our troops, in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, have put an end to the infamous sit-at-home order that has almost crippled socio-economic activities in the Region.” He emphasized that law-abiding citizens in the region have resumed their daily routines and business activities.
The army chief also addressed the progress made in curtailing the activities of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups, noting that residents in affected states have resumed commercial activities.
Furthermore, General Lagbaja pledged to prioritize the welfare of troops and their families, stating, “Troops’ welfare and that of their families will remain predominant in all our efforts.” He outlined plans to provide suitable living quarters and introduced the ‘Affordable Home Ownership Option for All Soldiers Scheme’ aimed at offering affordable and high-quality post-service homes for soldiers.
The initial sit-at-home order was initially a call for the release of pro-Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu. However, in recent times, it has had severe economic repercussions on the region and led to loss of lives and property.