The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has announced that a military joint patrol tagged “Harbin Kunama II” would soon commence in Zamfara state to completely wipe out terrorists in the area.
Dan-Ali made this known in Gusau on Sunday while speaking to journalists on the effort against counter terrorism in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Operation Harbin Kunama I was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in July, 2016 during which scores of armed bandits were killed.
The minister said that just like the military is carrying out Operation Awatse in the South-Western parts and Operation Crocodile Smile II in the South South, Harbin Kunama II would kick off in the state in December.
He stated that different forms of anti terrorism exercises under various army code names would continue to be carried out in all the geo-political zones of the country to seriously decimate terrorists and their activities.
He reiterated the ability of the Nigerian army to fully curtail terrorism in the country “so that people can continue to live in peace and enjoy the dividends of democracy.”
NAN reports that the minister, in company of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and the Officer Commanding Special Operations Command of the Nigerian Air Force, AVM Ismaila Kaita were in the state for the inauguration of some completed projects at the 207 Quick Response Group of the Nigerian Air Force in Gusau.