Nigerian Army (NA) troops, in conjunction with personnel of Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as local vigilantes and hunters have embarked on a special joint clearance operation in Falgore Forest and other flash points in Kano State.
According to a statement issued today by the Army’s Director of Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, the operations were carried out in a bid to ensure the return of socio-economic activities which have in recent times been hampered by activities of bandits and other criminal elements.
Yerima said the clearance operation, which is still ongoing, is geared towards complementing the efforts of the standby troops at Forward Operating Base, Falgore, with the ultimate aim of making sure that bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements from neighbouring States do not infiltrate into the forest and any other part of Kano State to carry out their nefarious activities.
Yerima, in the statement, conveyed the Army’s assurances to the citizens of the State, of the safety of their lives and property, and urged them to continue to report suspicious movements of strange individuals or groups in their vicinity to the nearest security agency for prompt action.
“The NA in close cooperation with all the stakeholders on security is determined to ensure full return to normalcy in Kano State and other adjoining states in order to enable law abiding citizens go about their normal businesses without harassment by criminal elements”, the statement read.