Maj.-Gen. Hilary Nzan, Commander of Army Special Forces 4 with Headquarters in Doma, Nasarawa State has vowed to crush bandits and other criminal elements operating in Benue State.
The commander gave the warning at the inauguration of Exercise Enduring Peace 111 at Tyodugh, Agan Council Ward of Makurdi, Benue State.
Maj. Joseph Afolasade, Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lafia.
The commander warned all criminal elements to vacate Benue or they would be hunted and crushed by the Armed Forces and other security agencies.
The commander reiterated that kidnappers, armed robbers, cattle rustlers, recalcitrant herders and farmers to think twice before indulging in any activity that is against the law.
“I can assure you that the military and other agencies out for this exercise will hunt you anywhere you hide and they will crush you mercilessly.
“Enough is enough for you all criminals as peace is not negotiable in Benue. Be all warned,” the commander said.
He said that the operation is aimed at checkmating various skirmishes and criminalities within the state especially during this yuletide period.
Also, Gen. Alamin Rabiu, Commander of 401 Brigade explained that the exercise was aimed at addressing the various security challenge facing Benue and by extension the entire nation.
The commander of 401 Brigade further disclosed that the brigade carried out adequate preparations and planning towards achieving success of the exercise.
He added that it is the adequate preparation that culminated into demonstration of capabilities, fire power and intense cooperation between the brigade and other security agencies within the state.
He also urged the participating troops to maintain high level of proficiency and effectiveness in the discharge of their duties. (NAN).