Herdsmen killings: Army Launches “Operation Ayem Akpatuma In Benue, Taraba

The Nigerian Army announced on Wednesday it will begin “Exercise Ayem Akpatuma” covering the trouble states of Benue, Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states in order to tackle the cases of kidnappings and herdsmen killings, among others.

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

According to him, the exercise would run from February 15 to March 31, 2018.

“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 said.

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