The Nigerian Army, has launched a special operation in parts of Kaduna and Niger States to tackle rising cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling, posing security threats to Nigerians.
The operation, code named `Karamin Goro’, is been spearheaded by the 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna and will cover Minna-Birnin Gwari-Pandogari and Minna-Sarkin Pawa general area.
The information is according to a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Muhammad Dole on Thursday.
Dole said the operation will involve the Nigeria Air Force, Police, DSS operatives and Nigeria Civil Defence Corps.
“These criminals use the thick forests as hideouts and major highways as staging areas to perpetuate their nefarious activities along highways, major roads, adjoining towns and villages.
“As a result of their dastardly acts, some remote villages were completely deserted, causing the residents to abandon their ancestral domains to unknown destinations for their safety.
“In response to these re-emerging security concerns, the Division launched Operation Karamin Goro to clear the remnants of the criminals from their bases and ensure the safety of lives, properties and safe movement of the people within these general areas.’’
Dole sought the understanding, cooperation and support of the general public to ensure hitch free and successful operation, adding that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure innocent members of the public enjoy safe passage and protection during the exercise.
According to him, members of the public with credible information could call 193 from any network provider, assuring them of prompt response by security agencies.