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Army to Launch “Operation Accord” to End Attacks by Herdsmen

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Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar

The Acting Director of Information, Defence headquarters, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, says the Army has concluded plans to launch “Operation Accord” to check illegalities of herdsmen.

Abubakar, who was on tour of media locations in the country, disclosed this to newsmen in Warri, Delta on Friday.

He said that the operation would be a mitigating instrument against the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

“Anytime from now, it will become operational and the issues of herdsmen going against innocent citizens will be a thing of the past,” he said.

The defence spokesman said that the military is committed to rescuing all individuals held hostage by the Boko Haram and solicited media’s cooperation to succeed in their mandate.

“The rescue issue of all individuals that have been with the terrorists is ongoing.

“I am assuring Nigerians that the Armed forces and security agents will never leave any stone unturned unless we rescue all those that have been taken hostage by the Boko Haram.”

“The Nigerian military and security agents are extending their hands of fellowship in a way of collaboration, synergising and seeking your cooperation and understanding.”

Abubakar described the media as a key stake holder and partner in most of the military operations in Nigeria, agent of fostering peaceful and harmonious relationship.

He stated that the military had gone through reformation, adding that the media had given their operations wider coverage.

The acting director of information said that the military was operating in a unique situation that had to do with crisis and needed sensitisation with high level of professionalism in reportage.

Abubakar said that the Armed Forces had conducted more than 13 operations in the country.

“It becomes important to put those operations so as to have a comprehensive security sector to mitigate various security challenges we have been experiencing in the North- East which has just finished. We are mopping up the rescue operation through operation rescue final and other operations put in place by other services.”

Abubakar urged the media to assist by way of sensitising the populace to provide useful information that could help in further reducing insecurity in the country.

1 Comment

  1. Clifford

    January 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    It will be meaningless to set up such force for Govt is not sincere in the fight. nobody has been arrested. All they say is foreign herdsmen and that’s when they care to react probably only when their interest is at stake. They are not invincible as claimed. After all the standing army only come to hit and run in defense of their brothers who could have reported to them. Don’t you think the first accomplis is always left. they should be held accountable

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