Insecurity persists as military launches over 40 operations in 5 years

Over 40 different operations and exercises have been launched in the last five years by the Nigerian Armed Forces to contain various security challenges across the country, according to a tally by Daily Trust.

While some experts said there was nothing wrong with code-naming different operations in line with what the security operatives wanted to achieve, others said there was nothing impressive about the names as Nigeria continued to grapple with the same challenges in all the six geopolitical zones of the country.

In the past five years, the military, including the army, navy, and air force have had reasons to give names to different security challenges including terrorism, farmer/herder clashes, kidnapping, banditry, militancy, ethnic clashes and bunkering among others.

Daily Trust findings reveal that between 2015 and now, the security operatives have launched multiple operations with different code names even as some of the operations had first, second and third phases.

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