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Tough time awaits herdsmen, says defence spokesman

By Oludare Richards, Abuja   |   07 January 2017   |   3:00 am

Fulani Herdsmen

Fulani Herdsmen

The Acting Director of Information, Defence Headquarters, Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, has disclosed plans by the Nigerian Army to launch Operation Accord to check illegalities of herdsmen.

Abubakar, who was in Warri, Delta State in continuation of his tour of media locations in the country, said yesterday 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 about killing innocent citizens will be a thing of the past,î he said.The defence spokesman noted that the military was committed to rescuing all individuals held hostage by Boko Haram and solicited the mediaís cooperation to succeed in their mandate.


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.

The Nigerian military and security agents are extending their hands of fellowship in a way of collaboration, synergising and seeking your cooperation and understanding,î he told newsmen.

He stated that the military had conducted over 13 operations in the country and operating in a unique situation that had to do with crisis and needed sensitisation with high level of professionalism in reportage.

Abubakar described the media as key stakeholders and partners in most of the military operations in Nigeria and agent of fostering peaceful and harmonious relationship.


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