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Published On: Thu, Apr 5th, 2018

Niger community urges FG, army chief to retain military operations

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From Yakubu Mustapha,Minna.

The Community of Zazagi in Munya local government of Niger state has appealed to the federal government and Chief Of Army Staff (CAS) to retain ‘operation karamin Goro’ that has restored peace, stability and normalcy in the area.
The delegation of the community led by the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator David Umaru disclosed yesterday in a press briefing in Minna, commended the good and cordial military/civilian relationship exhibited as a sign of modern military.
Senator Umaru, however, raised the alarm that the withdrawal of the military could lead to possible attack if the communities are left on their own after enjoying relative peace from the kidnapping, robbery and farmers/ herdsmen clashes experienced in the past before the intervention of the military.
He decried the disturbing development of the evacuation of the military operations in the area slated for today Thursday 5, 2018 however lamented that their evacuation could lead to subsequent attack on the community by the criminals and the farmers preparation for this year’s farming season would be dashed.
In his remarks, a community leader, Ibrahim Abdul- Aziz who further lamented the various incident of insecurity experienced in the past couple with the payment of ransoms, applauded the relevant authorities for their families intervention urging government not to withdraw the military operations because it will affect their farming activities for the season.
The Youth leader of the Community, Usman Idris said that the criminals have committed a lot of havoc and damages in the area before the coming of the military just as they have continued to make arrest of criminals to date.

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