Army Launches Operation Harbin Kunama11 In Falgore Forest

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Saturday in Kano launched the Operation Harbin Kunama 11, at the dreaded Falgore Forest to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and insurgency.

Buratai who spoke briefly to journalists at Government House heading to Falgore Forest in the company of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the Army remained determined in its resolve to terminate terrorism and other violent crimes in the North and other parts of the country.

He said the Army was not unaware of the fact that remnants of members of Boko Haram who flee the North-East in the wake of intensive operation by the soldiers who dislodged them, are now hiding in other parts of the country, including places like the Falgore Forest.

Lt. Gen. Buratai, however, said that he has extensively discussed with the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on the way forward in terms of security arrangement in Kano.

According to him, “the measures adopted is to fast-track the issue of insurgency that have spread across the country in which the Nigerian Army all necessary machinery to achieve the success of the operation that is being conducted in various states of the federation.”

He commended Governor Ganduje for his continuous support to security agencies, especially the 3 Mechanized Brigade, Kano where 16 Hilux vehicles were recently donated to improve security operations in the state.

The Chief of Army Staff said that due to the success recorded in the annihilation of Boko Haram in the North-East which has dispersed the remnants of the terror-group to other parts of the North, including Falgore and causing havoc and criminal activities in the forest which necessitated the need for the establishment of the operation in the forest.

In his remarks, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje thanked the Army Chief and his entourage for his visit and reiterated his administration’s commitment in supporting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of security in the country.

Ganduje said that since the inception of President Buhari’s administration, the issue of terrorism is now becoming history as the Army under the leadership of General Buratai has dislodged the insurgents in the North-East and restored peace in the region.

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