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Army Launches Exercise Cat Race In Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Others

SAN FRANCISCO, February 07, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, revealed that it will begin Exercise Ayem Akpatuma covering Benue, Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states in order to tackle the cases of kidnappings and the herdsmen/farmers’ clashes in the region.

This was announced by the Chief of Training and Operations, Maj Gen David Ahmadu, on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, saying the Exercise would run from February 15 to March 31, 2018.

According to the Ahmadu, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma, which is said to be the Tiv language for Cat race, will involve raids, cordon and search operations, road blocks, show of force and checkpoints.

He stated that Buratai has ordered the immediate deployment of Army troops to Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states to contend insecurity in the six states.

The deployment came following ceaseless clashes between farmers and herdsmen which have resulted to several deaths and destruction of property worth several billions of naira.

Ahmadu added that he troops will carry out special operations in the affected states in conjunction with other sister security agencies from the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps among others.

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