Ma­jor mil­i­tary oper­a­tion un­der­way in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau –DHQ

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Nige­rian Army has com­menced ma­jor op­er­a­tions in the north cen­tral states of Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau to stop killings and de­struc­tion of lives and property.

Troops have al­ready been de­ployed for a ma­jor of­fen­sive in the three states, a state­ment by the Di­rec­tor of De­fence In­for­ma­tion, Ma­jor Gen­eral Chris Oluko­lade, yes­ter­day said.

The three states, par­tic­u­larly Benue, has been un­der sus­tained at­tacks by gun­men sus­pected to be cat­tle herders in re­cent months.

“The in­ter­nal se­cu­rity op­er­a­tions is meant to cap­ture and neu­tralise all the en­claves of crim­i­nal gangs,” Oluko­lade said.

The Nige­rian Air Force, Po­lice and other se­cu­rity agencies are also par­tic­i­pat­ing in the oper­a­tion de­signed to re­store peace in the af­fected states,” he added.

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