Army fights armed banditry and cattle rustling

Tunde Akanbi Ilorin

The Nigerian Army says it is achieving victory in tackling issues of herdsmen and farmers, armed banditry and cattle rustling in some parts of Nigeria.

The General Officer Commanding, Two Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major-General Kasimu Abdulkareem said the Army had arrested a number of suspects, perpetrating such acts within Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Delta and part of Niger States.

According to him, the Army has recorded success in tackling the menace through adequate professional competences.

Drastic reduction
On the fight against insecurity in the North-East, he said the Nigerian military is winning the war with a drastic reduction of incessant attacks as experienced in the past.

Major-General AbdulKareem therefore called on Nigerians to be patient with the Nigerian military and the Nigerian Government in bringing an end to insurgency in the country.

The GOC also appealed to Nigerians to always assist security agencies with credible intelligence with a view to checking varying issues of security concern in the nation.

Major-General AbdulKareem said this in Ilorin while speaking with VON Correspondent, shortly after his visit to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed.