Army to Launch ‘Operation Accord’ to Deal With Criminal Herdsmen
In response to the rampaging attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in various parts of the country, the Nigerian Army is set to launch a new military operation tagged ‘Operation Accord‘ to check the menace.
The Acting Director of Information, Defence Headquarters, Brig-Gen Rabe Abubakar, who made the disclosure on Friday, stated that the purpose of Operation Accord was to the check illegalities being carried out by some herdsmen.
The Guardian reports that Abubakar was in Warri, Delta State in continuation of his tour of media locations in the country when he made the announcement.
The military spokesman explained that Operation Accord 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 about killing innocent citizens will be a thing of the past,” he said.
The defence spokesman equally noted that the military was committed to rescuing all individuals held hostage by Boko Haram and solicited the media’s cooperation to succeed in their mandate.
He added: “I am assuring Nigerians that the armed forces and security agents will never leave any stone unturned until we rescue all those that have been taken hostage by the Boko Haram.”
Abubakar added that the military had conducted over 13 operations in the country and operating in a unique situation that had to do with crisis management and needed high level of professionalism in reportage.
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