Buratai Launches ‘Operation Cat Race’ To Curb Fulani Herdsmen Killings In Benue
Federal Government has taken a move to curb Fulani Herdsmen Killings in Benue state. As part of their move, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, yesterday propelled an uncommon activity labeled: “Exercise Ayem A Kpatuma,” generally code named “Exercise Cat Race.”
The activity was propelled by the COAS alongside delegates of the Chiefs of Air and Naval Staff, while Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr. Silas Agara were at the occasion which occurred at the LGEA Primary School Mbabegha in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, exercise’s operational central station.
Buratai, in any case, guaranteed the public that the activity was not focused at any individual or gathering of individuals, yet criminal components, demanding that it was to “help the military and officers to comprehend the essentials required in inward security tasks including assault, watch and common military exercises.”
Buratai went on: “This isn’t an activity, it is basically an activity and we need to guarantee everyone that we are not focusing on any person. It is an activity that will help our officers and warriors to comprehend the nuts and bolts that are required in inward security task which will incorporate ambushes, strikes, watches, and other common military exercises that we will attempt amid the activity, for example, restorative effort and projects went for helping us to collaborate with the general population when all is said in done.”
Buratai, who clarified that Exercise “Ayem A Kpatuma” would cover the whole state and neighboring states, communicated trust that it would go far in guaranteeing return of a continuing peace to the influenced groups and safe return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their tribal homes.
The Army Chief additionally guaranteed the uprooted people of the dedication of the military to guarantee that regularity comes back to the inconvenience groups, even as he encouraged them to profit themselves of the therapeutic effort program for treatment of their different infirmities.
The state Governor, Samuel Ortom, while praising President Muhammadu Buhari for his exertion in curtaining the emergency, said the state government was at that point pondering the difficulties of dealing with more than 60,000 IDPs over the seven unique camps.