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Military has no plan to invade Delta communities- Buratai



The Nigerian military has said recent fears over likely federal forces offensive in the Niger Delta were unnecessary as there are no such plans.

Chief of Army Staff, General Yusuff Buratai allayed the fears during a courtesy call on the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ikenwoli, in his palace on Ajamimogha Road, Warri.

The army chief, who had earlier Saturday morning flagged off the special military drill, codenamed ‘Operation Crocodile’s Tears’ in Sapele, said the exercise would focus on training for military personnel and not aimed at witch-hunting or victimising anyone.

“The exercise is a training routine and not designed to witch-hunt anyone. To this end, I urge all law abiding citizens to go about their normal daily activities without fears”, he said

The Nation, August 28

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