Army launches special operation to end Southern Kaduna violence

Posted by News Express | 20 April 2017 | 1,854 times

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•Gen. Buratai and Gov. El-Rufa’i during the launch of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA II.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has launched the Nigerian Army Operation HARBIN KUNAMA II at a forest between Kagoro and Kafanchan, in the Southern part of Kaduna State.

Present at occasion, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman were Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i, representatives of the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs.

There were also, traditional rulers and other government functionaries at the occasion. The Governor and other dignitaries were conducted round the step up headquarters.

The Operation will last for one month. The operation is aimed at addressing the issue of insecurity in Southern Kaduna and parts of Kano, Plateau and Bauchi states.

“First Division, Nigerian Army is involved in the operation as well as elements of Third Division and Operation Safe Haven.

“In addition to the operation, the Nigerian Army is involved in humanitarian activities such as the provision of free medical outreach at Kafanchan, renovation and reconstruction of a Primary Healthcare Centre at Unguwar Rimi, Zangonaya Kataf Local Government Area, and construction of a borehole to Dan Goma communities all in Southern Kaduna State. The Governor and the Chief of Army Staff also inspected the Forward Operation Base being constructed at Kafanchan.”

Source: News Express

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