Friday , June 14 2024

Military Deploys Special Forces to Tackle Insecurity in Abuja

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced the deployment of Special Forces in a move to address the rising insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and various parts of the country.

The mission is aimed at conducting targeted operations to eliminate bandits, terrorists, and criminal groups that have been threatening the peace and security of the nation.

Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations (DMO), unveiled these strategic measures during a media briefing held in Abuja on Thursday.

He emphasised the deployment of battlefield enablers to bolster intelligence and strike capabilities, targeting insurgency, kidnapping, and other security threats.

Buba listed specific hotspots in the FCT where the military is intensifying efforts. These include Cashew Forest, Kwaku, Gwombe, Gadoro, Tukuba in Kuje Area Council, and several others such as Kawu, Igu, Tokulo, Gaba, Zuma 1 and Zuma 2, Shere, Mpape, Jikoko, Berger Quarry, and Nukuchi villages in Bwari Area Council.

Acknowledging the concerns sparked by recent incidents of kidnapping, particularly in the FCT and other states, Buba assured citizens that troops nationwide are working tirelessly to address the immediate and long-term security challenges, prioritising the safety of lives and property.

Buba stated, “We are redoubling our efforts to ensure citizens live in a peaceful environment and have a prosperous life. This is achievable, and we are focused on achieving it.”

Highlighting the military’s commitment to adopting effective strategies, Buba stressed the deployment of special forces for targeted operations in identified hotspots.

He expressed confidence that the armed forces would eradicate the “cancer of terrorism” affecting the country and create a secure environment for citizens to thrive.

In response to the surge in kidnappings, particularly in the FCT, Buba disclosed ongoing offensive operations.

He outlined specific areas in neighbouring states, such as Gauraka, Apo Forest, Gyedna/Sabon Wusa, and Garam in Tafa council of Niger State. Additionally, operations cover Numan and Basa in Akwanga and Nasarawa councils of Nasarawa State.

While recognizing the challenges across various geopolitical zones, Buba assured citizens that the military is working diligently to address the situation promptly, ensuring the safety and prosperity of the people.

As the military intensifies its efforts, the nation awaits the outcome of these strategic deployments, hoping for a restoration of peace and security in the face of persistent threats.

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