Kaduna State: Military trains Joint Civilian Task Force

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In a bid to curb the incessant banditry activities in southern Kaduna, the Nigerian Military’s Operation, SAFE HAVEN has trained 98 youths into the Joint Civilian Task Force on surveillance and information gathering.

In a statement issued by the Military Information Officer, OPERATION SAFE HAVEN, Major, Ishaku Takwa, the Commander Sector 7, Operation SAFE HAVEN, Colonel Timothy Opurum noted that the training of the youths was necessary considering the importance of peace to development.

He revealed that the team of the Joint Civilian Task Force comprised of youths selected from 7 major ethnic groups in Kafanchan, Kauru, Kaura and Jama’a Local Government Areas of the southern part of Kaduna State.

Colonel Timothy further stated that the trained youths would be deployed to various communities alongside security agencies adding that the presence of the Civilian Joint Task Force would aid the security agencies to fish out bad eggs who connive with bandits to perpetrate evil in the communities.

The 98 youths graduation ceremony took place at Headquarters Sector 7 Kafanchan

Speaking to the graduands, the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General Ibrahim Ali charged the youths to distance themselves from sentiment and discharge their duty without fear or favour.

He stressed that the essence of the training is to ensure that the communities are protected against enemies of peace. General Ali also warned the youths not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs by some persons to achieve their selfish goals.

The highlight of the graduation ceremony was a match past parade and light combat demonstration by the graduands to the admiration of the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN.

 

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