Fulani Herdsmen Military launches operation to tackle group

This is coming after 81 people reportedly died following an alleged attack by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Benue state.

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The military hierarchy has announced the launch of Operation Accord to tackle the menace of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of Nigeria.

This is coming after 81 people  reportedly died following an alleged attack by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Benue state.

Speaking to newsmen at a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin 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.”

Nigerians have criticised President Buhari for not taking a firm action to stop the herdsmen from causing havoc wherever they go.

The CDS also urged the police boss to motivate his men to co-operate with the military to promote peace and order.

Responding, the police IG also said “The police have been briefed to take over 19 local government areas but only nine has been taken over.”

He also called on the military to help train the police marine patrol team, so they can be effective in securing the Niger-Delta creeks.

Ardo Basso,  a Fulani herdsman recently said that it is compulsory for people to carry machetes and daggers.

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