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Insecurity: Army unveils new operation in Niger

The Nigerian Army has unveiled a military operation code-named “Exercise Mugun Bugu” (deadly strike) in Niger State. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk…

The Nigerian Army has unveiled a military operation code-named “Exercise Mugun Bugu” (deadly strike) in Niger State.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, while unveiling the operation yesterday said it was part of the effort to fight insurgency, banditry and other crimes in the North Central and other parts of the country.

The operation was unveiled after two weeks of training and drilling of troops from various army formations at the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora, in Niger State.

He said the Army had taken into cognizance the changing dynamics of increasing security challenges, adding that the complex and prevailing challenges and the modus operandi of adversaries, which range between asymmetric and conventional warfare, had presented new challenges that the Army must continue to seek new strategies to address the situation.

Earlier, the Commander of the Nigeria Army Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, Major General S. O. Olabanji, said the troops were equipped with requisite skills and knowledge in conventional and non-conventional skills and knowledge to meet the expectations in the fight against insecurity.