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Military plots joint operations against herdsmen

29 April 2016, 13:16

Abuja - Following the recent attacks by fulani herdsmen across the country, there are strong indications that the military might come up with a joint operation involving the various security agencies against the menace.

The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, who made the disclosure said that the expected operation would not be restricted to a single service of the Armed Forces.

Abubakar added that the issue of the threat posed by the herdsmen would be given the deserved attention by the military.

Also read: Herdsmen attacks: Police deploy in 3 Anambra communities

He said that the operation would be similar to the ones formed to battle the insurgency in the North-East, the militancy  in the Niger Delta and other parts of the country.

Abubakar was reacting to the question of what the military would do in view of the recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the military and the police to stop the recurrent killing of hapless villagers by armed Fulani militia.

Buhari‘s directive followed the public outrage that greeted the murder of 50 people at Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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