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Military Plans Joint Operations Against Herdsmen

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Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Strong indications emerged on Thursday that the military high command in the country might come up with a joint operation involving the various security agencies against the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the country.

The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, told our correspondent on Thursday  that the expected operation would not be restricted to a single service of the Armed Forces.


He said that the operation would be similar to the ones formed to battle the insurgency in the North-East, the militancy  in the Niger Delta and other parts of the country.

Abubakar was reacting to the question of what the military would do in view of the recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the military and the police to stop the recurrent killing of hapless villagers by armed Fulani militia.

Buhari‘s directive followed the public outrage that greeted the murder of 50 people at Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State by suspected Fulani herdsm

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