Military recovers arms in Southern Kaduna

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By Mohammad Tijjani

The special military operation in Southern Kaduna is yielding positive result as it has recovered various arms in the area within a week.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, said in Kaduna on Tuesday that `Operation Harbin Kunama ll,  would be given more support to enable the troops achieve more success.

“Of course we have seen various recoveries from the troops, and we will ensure that those efforts of our troops are well supported so that we can achieve greater feat in the operation.”

The CDS said the operation had adopted various approaches to address security issues in the area, including banditry and cattle rustling.

According to him, traditional, religious and political leaders are all involved in the efforts to see to the realisation of lasting peace in the area.

“On the military side we have deployed our troops there to ensure the issues are brought under control,” Olanisakin said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defence chief was in Kaduna to inaugurate a 1,000 seat capacity auditorium at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

He commended the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, for his vision and exemplary leadership.

He said the auditorium and the lecture hall would provide a conducive environment for learning and impact on operations being carried out by the Air Force.

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff said human capacity development remains strategic to his vision of building a robust and result oriented Air Force.

Abubakar said the auditorium and hall had been equipped with modern facilities and audio visual materials for effective learning.

He urged the staff and students to dedicate themselves to duty and continue to be disciplined and patriotic in the pursuit of excellence.

The auditorium was named after late Air Marshall Ibrahim Alfa, the longest serving Chief of Air Staff, while the hall was named after retired Group Capt Benjamin Mosugu, who was the third commandant of the institute.(NAN)