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Farmers, Herders Clash: Military To Launch Operation Accord

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Gabriel Olonisakin has said the armed force is preparing to launch Operation Accord to tackle the menace occasioned by armed bandits  in the recent spate of farmers and cattle herders clashes across  the country.
He make this known on Friday in Abuja when he received t?he acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris at the Defence Headquarters( DHQ).
General Olonisakin said already a committee set up by the DHQ has visited some flash points of recent clashes ?in the country to access the situation.
He said already  troops are being trained with the competence to operate in all terrains.? Adding that the military and police must collaborate to ensure security in the country.
Earlier in his remarks, acting IGP Ibrahim Idris said the military and the police must collaborate further to stay ahead of security challenges in the country.
He asked for assistance in the training of the Nigeria police marine unit to enhance security operations in the Niger Delta region.
He also noted that the police has taken over the responsibility of providing security in nine  local government areas in the north eastern part of the country.
He explained that the police has been briefed to take over 19 local government areas but only 9 has been taken over, hinting that  the delay in deployment to the other ten may be due to military exigencies.
He also called for improved synergy between military and police joint operation at state commands, where he proposed a joint operations command to coordinate all security operations in the states.
Credit: DailyTrust

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