Army To Set Up Two Battalions in Southern Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has approved two battalions to be stationed in Southern Kaduna to stem the killings that have turned the region into a war zone.
The General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Kaduna State, Maj. Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade disclosed this in an interview.
He said the Army authorities had approved two battalions to be stationed in Southern Kaduna for as long as possible.
He also stated the Army has mopped up arms and ammunition from Fulani herdsmen and the villagers in Southern Kaduna, as part of efforts to end the crisis in the area.
Oyebade said, “We have presently mopped up arms from the Fulani herdsmen and the locals. Our operations based on intelligence gathering are still ongoing and we are also working with the Department of State Services.
“As it is well known, the Army has approved two battalions to be stationed in Southern Kaduna. One of them is in Kafanchan. So, we are not leaving. We will be there for as long as it’s necessary.
“We have other fundamental issues in the area, which the political leadership needs to resolve. The governor has engaged various stakeholders and as our operations continue, peace is returning.
“People are returning to their villages. However, it will take some time for them to calm down. They are repairing their burnt houses and they are also clearing their farmlands. We have assured them of maximum protection on their farms, and also for the Fulani herdsmen when they need to lead their cows for grazing.”

Author: News Editor

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