The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, has launched a new operation, Hakorin Damisa, to tackle the emerging insecurity in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and its environs.
Major General Lagbaja was in Mangu on Saturday to flag off the operation.
He charged the troops deployed for the Operation to respond to all distress calls and work in synergy with other security agencies to end all forms of insecurity in the area.
He said, “That means you must work with other services, you must work with local communities. You are the people’s Army, when they send a distress call, you must respond as quickly as possible and when you do that, you give them feedback on what you have done.
That is the way you build confidence and trust. As your COAS, my philosophy will be driven by leadership, operational effectiveness, and sound administration.
“You are not deployed here to play but to conduct an operation and you must do that and be guided by the rules of engagement. Whoever is carrying a military-grade weapon or any other weapon, you must recover those weapons from them. You must not take sides.”
The COAS also held a town hall meeting with critical stakeholders in Mangu, where he averred that all stakeholders must show commitment to what he described as the “Mangu Peace project”, adding, that they and their families are the end beneficiaries when the locality and the state are peaceful.
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