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Army Establishes New Operations to Tackle Killing

Nur'deen Olaitan



In the wake of an increase in the incessant killings and maiming going in the country, particularly in the Northern part, the Nigerian Army has deem it fit to commission a new operation to boost security.

The operation titled ‘Operation Whirl Stroke II’ is established mainly to address security challenges in the North West. Below is the press statement that established the operation and address similar situations.


  1. In line with the reccommendations of the Honourable Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali. The President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria H.E Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of Operation Whirl stroke II to address the security challenges in some parts of Zamfara state and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state.
  2. 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 Haven Commanded by Major General Anthony Atolagbe in Jos Plateau state.

The three Operations are joint operations under the control of Defence Headquarters.

  1. 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. The appointment is with immediate effect.
  2. You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium.

Thanks for your usual cooperation

Colonel Tukur Gusau
Public Relations officer to the Hon Minister of Defence.

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Nur'deen Olaitan, a Linguist from University of Ilorin. Passionate about sport, travelling, writing, & politics. He puts humanity above anyone or anything. He hold honesty and integrity in high esteem.Reach him via



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