Sunday, 30 October 2016

Military plans offensive against violent herdsmen

 The Nigerian Military has disclosed plans to launch an offensive to end insecurity caused by herdsmen across the country.
 Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director of Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, made the disclosure during a media session on the role of the media in national security in Kaduna, where he said the military was coming up with an Operation Accord.
According to Abubakar, the military had carried out 13 operations to ensure peace and order across the country and assured that the military would not allow any individual or group to destabilise Nigeria.
 “We are coming out with another operation code named ‘Operation Accord’ to address the issue of herdsmen clashes.
 “We will not spare any security threat in any part of the country, we will contain it; national security will not be compromised.
“Today, no Nigeria territory is under the control Boko Haram, no illegal flag foisted on our land.
“We will synergise with other security agencies to secure the remaining Chibok school girls, and everyone who is under Boko Haram custody,” he said.
Calling on the media to support the military in the course of its duties in protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity and its people, the spokesman affirmed the importance of the media as a veritable tool of mass mobilization and enlightenment of the populaces on what the military was doing to secure the country.
“Media is an important organ that we cannot ignore especially during security operations. The essence is to collaborate and synergise to make citizens understand what the Armed Forces is doing to keep Nigeria one as a nation.
“National security is not about guns and uniforms, it is beyond that, our concern is the safety of our citizens and their property, so that one can move freely without any security threat,” he said.

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