The 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, has launched a special operation in parts of Kaduna and Niger states, to tackle rising cases of kidnapping, robbery and cattle rustling.
The operation, codenamed Karamin Goro (Small Kola Nut) will cover Minna-Birnin Gwari-Pandogari and Minna-Sarkin Pawa general area, a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Muhammad Dole, said yesterday.
Colonel Dole said in Kaduna that the special operation involves the Air Force, Police, Department of State Services, DSS, operatives and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
He added that emerging cases of robberies, cattle rustling and kidnappings in the affected areas have continued to pose serious security threats to Nigerians.
His words: “These criminals use the thick forests as hideouts and major highways as staging areas to perpetuate their nefarious activities along highways, major roads, adjoining towns and villages.
“In response to these re-emerging security concerns, the Division launched Operation Karamin Goro to clear the remnants of the criminals from their bases and ensure the safety of lives, properties and safe movement of the people within these general areas.”
He said anybody with useful information should call 193 from any network for prompt response by security agents.