Chief of Army Staff declares military operations in southeast, south-south

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Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruk Yahaya, has declared military operation, codenamed Exercise Golden Dawn, in the southeast.

Lt. General Faruk Yahaya also declared another military operation named – Still Water – in coastal states of the south-south and southwest, including
Enduring Peace for North Central and FCT

The military operations, according to the COAS are intended to curtail the rising insecurity in the south, North Central and FCT.

According to the Chief of Army Staff, the military operations were specifically meant to, among other things, curb Insurgency, Kidnapping, armed robbery, anti-cult clashes and recent banditry in the southeast, causing killings and burning of government facilities in the southeast.