Armed force dispatches Operation Cat Race in Benue, Taraba

Armed force dispatches Operation Cat Race in Benue, Taraba

The Nigerian Army has declared that it will begin Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in six states the nation over to battle a progression of criminal exercises including conflicts amongst herders and agriculturists that have left scores dead. 

This was uncovered by the Chief of Training and Operations, Major-General David Ahmadu, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, for the benefit of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai. 

Maj-Gen Ahmadu said the activity will keep running from February 15 to March 31, 2018 in Benue, Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states. 

Troops will take part in attacks, cordon and pursuit tasks, barricades, show of power and checkpoints to battle criminal exercises in the influenced states. 

Exercise Ayem Akpatuma means “Feline Race” in the Tiv dialect. 

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Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa and Kaduna have seen vicious passings as of late in assaults purportedly arranged by herders in a fight for assets that has heightened. 

Benue and Taraba assaults 

In assaults purportedly completed by Fulani herders in Guma and Logo Local Government Area of Benue between Sunday, December 31, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 50 individuals were apparently killed. 

11 other individuals were killed in a crisp assault on Tombu town of Logo LGA, again by presumed Fulani herders, on Saturday, January 6, 2018. 

The assemblages of 73 men, ladies and kids were covered at a mass entombment service sorted out by the state government on January 11. 

No less than 55 individuals in Taraba State were accounted for to have been murdered by Fulani herders in Lau Local Government Area of the state.

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