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Army Launches Operation ‘Cat Race’ To Tackle Killings In Benue State



Trucks of the Nigerian Army (File Photo)

The Nigerian Army has on Wednesday, announced that it will begin ‘Exercise Ayem Akpatuma’ targeted at curbing the killings, kidnappings and herdsmen/farmers’ clashes in Benue, Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states.

The Chief of Training and Operations, Maj. Gen David Ahmadu, made the announcement in Abuja on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai.

He disclosed the exercise would run from February 15 to March 31, 2018.

According to information obtained by Naija News, Exercise ‘Ayem Akpatuma’, is said to be the Tiv interpretation for Cat race, and will involve raids, cordon and search operations, road blocks, show of force and checkpoints.

Law abiding residents of the affected states have been urged to go about their normal daily activities without fear of any harassment.

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