Nigerian Army begins Operation Cat Race over Benue killings

In a bid to find lasting solution to the killings in Benue and its environs that resulted from the attacks on farmers by herdsmen, the Nigerian Army will this week start its exercise, Operation Cat Race, in the North Central part of the country.

This was part of the conclusion arrived at after the security council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari where issues bordering on farmers and herdsmen crisis were ironed out.

President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in a video disclosed this adding that all security chiefs were present at the meeting.

Presidential spokesperson noted that “cattle rustling, arm banditry, anything that constitutes security challenge was discussed and the intention was tackle all these issues in different parts of the country.

“The exercise by the Nigerian army called Operation Cat Race has been announced and it takes off later this week in the North Central zone. It is expected that this will bring under control to a large extent the issues of farmers and herdsmen crisis and other ancillary security challenges in that zone.

Adesina expressed President’s commitment in tackling security issues and not just sitting pretty to “quote him in an air conditions offices and air conditions homes and doing nothing about the security challenges, he is up and doing about it.”

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