Military says farmers returning to farms as peace restored in North Central

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The Defence Headquarters says the scaling up of military activities and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) has led to gradually return of peace in the troubled locations in the north central part of the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this while giving update on the operations of the armed forces in the last two weeks at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.
Enenche said that with the operations of the military in the area the farmers were also gradually returning to farms to continue with their farming during the season.
“With the scaling up of activities in the North Central Zone, peace is gradually returning to the troubled locations while the confidence of the local populace is being enhanced.
“Farmers are gradually returning to their farms as a result of troops’ patrols in the hinterlands to deny armed herdsmen, rustlers and other criminals, freedom of action.
“Also, the ongoing CIMIC activities continue to foster the much desired Civil-Military Cooperation between troops and the local populace,” he said
He said that as part of Civil-Military Cooperation activities, the military also embarked on the distribution of palliatives to communities in Riyom and Bassa LGAs of Plateau.
“It also conducted a COVID-19 pandemic Enlightenment campaign at Sabon Gida and Suntai Daji communities in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba.
“Equally, the drilling of one new borehole at Nkindero village in Bassa LGA of Plateau State commenced with the site assessment of the preferred location on June 29.
“This was followed by distribution of palliatives to various communities in Langai and Chanso communities in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau on same day,” he said.
He said that the Military High Command commended all the gallant troops of the Armed Forces and personnel of other security agencies involved in various operations across the country for their commitment and professionalism.
“Troops are further encouraged to remain resolute and decisive in curtailing the activities of terrorists, armed bandits and other criminals across the country.
“The High Command of the Armed Forces, also reassures the general public of its commitment to securing the country for all human activities to strive.
“Members of the general public are always enjoined to continue providing timely information on the activities of criminals in their various localities to the nearest military and other security agencies location for prompt and effective action,” he said.
(NAN)
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