By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Intensifies efforts against militancy, oil bunkering
With the battle against Boko Haram yielding the desired results, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it has put in place a joint operation of the army and air force to combat incidences of cattle rustling in the Kamuku Forest in the Northwest and what it termed as “homeland crimes” in various parts of the country.
The Director of the Defence Information (DDI), Col. Rabe Abubakar said that the operation, which “has so far routed out daredevil cattle thieves from the forest and recovered large herds of cows will be sustained until the forbidden forest is free of criminals and criminal activities”.
According to Abubakar, “The need to establish the joint operation has become very necessary because criminals, miscreants and barefaced common thugs have taken over the forest thus constituting themselves into a nuisance to Nigerians living in the area”.
In the course of this operation, he said, a significant number of rustlers have been routed and a large number of stolen cattle recovered.
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