•Police takes over security of 9 LGAs in North-East
By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
In response to desperate calls by Nigerians to address the increasing attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen against settlers and farmers in parts of the country, the military is set to launch Operation Accord aimed at checking their activities.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, disclosed this on Friday while receiving the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, at the Defence Headquarters( DHQ), Abuja.
Olonisakin said: “The armed force is preparing to launch ‘Operation Accord’ to tackle the menace occasioned by armed bandits in the recent spate of farmers and cattle herders clashes across the country”.
He further disclosed that a committee set up by the DHQ has visited some flash points of recent clashes in the country to access the situation.
He also said that the troops are being trained with the competence to operate in all terrains, especially in tackling the state of insecurity created by the herdsmen.
The CDS stressed that the Nigerian military and police must collaborate in order to restore, maintain and sustain security in the country.
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