Press Release: Army Chief Launches ‘Operation Harbin Kunama’ in Southern Kaduna

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has launched the Nigerian Army Operation HARBIN KUNAMA II at a forest between Kagoro and Kafanchan, southern part of Kaduna State.

Present at the occasion was Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i, representatives of the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs.

There were traditional rulers and other government functionaries at the occasion. The Governor along with other dignitaries were conducted round the step up headquarters.

The Operation will last for one month. The operation is aimed at addressing the issue of insecurity in Southern Kaduna State and parts of Kano, Plateau and Bauchi States.

The operation will last for one month while 1 Division, Nigerian Army is involved in the operation and elements of 3 Division and Operation Safe Haven.

In addition to the operation, the Nigerian Army is involved in humanitarian activities such as the provision of free medical outreach at Kafanchan, renovation and reconstruction of a primary healthcare centre at Unguwar Rimi, Zangonaya Kataf Local Government Area, construction and hand over of a borehole to Dan Goma communities all in Southern Kaduna State. The Governor and the Chief of Army Staff also inspected the Forward Operation Base being constructed at Kafanchan.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations 
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