Re: Major military operation underway in Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau- DHQ
In the course of the operation, the military authority should exhibit the highest degree restraint and show professionalism while carrying out their assignment. This is in view of the fact that many villagers are alleging sighting helicopters hovering in the bush where the suspected marauders are believed to be operating from.
This call becomes necessary to avoid sub-jecting innocent herders from unnecessary harassment thereby making them more hostile to constituted authority.
I personally think positive engagement would yield better result than engaging them in fratricidal conflict. The states concerned must as a matter of priority lead the process of engagement with the nomads rather than crying all the time to the federal government for intervention.
Finally, if there is justice permeating across all segments of the society irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliations, eighty percent of the problem would be resolved without a shot being fired!
Salim Musa Umar , SSA to Plateau State Governor on Fulani Community <smumar2005@ gmail.com>