Following the continued killings of innocent citizens by armed bandits and herdsmen in Zamfara and Kaduna States, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the establishment of Operation Whirl Stroke 2 to checkmate the situation.
A statement by the Spokesman for the Defence Minister, Colonel Tukur Gusau, said the President’s approval for the establishment of Operation Whirl stroke 2 followed recommendations by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali.
The Operation is to complement Operation Whirl stroke I in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states commanded by Major General MA Yekini which is also similar to Operation Safe Heaven Commanded by Major General Anthony Atolagbe in Jos Plateau State.
The three Operations are joint operations under the control of Defence Headquarters.
The Defence Headquarters has also appointed Major General Abubakar Maikobi as the Force Commander Operation Whirl Stroke II with operational headquarters in Gusau, Zamfara State.