- A new commander for the 'Operation Safe Haven' has been appointed
- Major General Chukwudi Agundu's appointment was approved by the chief of defence staff
- He will take over from Anthony Atolagbe, a major general who has now being deployed to Defence Headquarters
The Defence Headquarters on Monday, July 23, approved the appointment of a new commander for the Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau state.
The chief of defence staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, approved the appointment of Chukwudi Agundu, a major general as the new commander of the operation.
A statement by the acting director of defence information, Brigadier General John Agim, said Agundu will be taking over from Anthony Atolagbe, a major general who has now being deployed to Defence Headquarters and appointed director of Campaign Planning.
Agim said: "The posting which takes immediate effect is in order to reinvigorate Operation Safe Haven to meet contemporary challenges."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Army was set to deploy soldiers to Benue state after continued conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in the state.
The troops' deployment would be aimed at securing lives and properties in the state against any form of resistance to the anti-grazing law by suspected militant herdsmen.
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