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Army Chief flags-off Operation Hakorin Damisa in Plateau state

Written by on July 24, 2023

The Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Taoreed Lagbaja at the weekend flagged off operation Hakorin Damisa in the Mangu Local government area of Plateau state.

Major-General Lagbaja who charged officers to mob out terrorists in Plateau and its environs says the combat enablers deployed to Mangu is a tip of the ice berg as he will continue to ensure that the state and country at large is safe.

He further promises to support all troops, saying he is willing to operate an open door policy in order to restore lasting peace in the state.

Also speaking during a town hall meeting, the Mangu Local Government Chairman, Markus Artu says the incessant attacks and killings meted on residents of the area has displaced several people from over 54 villages.

Over 200 soldiers have been deployed for the operation with 20 motorcycles, 14 patrol vehicles and armoured tankers mobilized to the state for effective operations within the locality.

Shifting the bearing from that security report, the Plateau State Government has denied reports that a strange disease killed 1,000 cows.

This was in response to reports on certain media outlets that the deaths occurred in four days in villages across the Mangu Local Government Area of the state.

Reacting to the false, the Plateau State Government, in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Gyang Bere, says the story was untrue.

According to the statement, the said story is far from the truth, as it does not reflect the reality of happenings in the communities mentioned in the story.

Meanwhile, the Plateau state Government on Saturday announced that two communities in the state have been hit by suspected cases of anthrax disease.

The government disclosed this in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, and made available to journalists.

The statement which was silent on the name of the affected communities, however, says Government had directed the Epidemiology unit of the Ministry of Health and the Veterinary unit of the Ministry of Agriculture to address the issues with every sense of urgency.

The statement further reveals that samples had been taken to National Veterinary Research Institute Vom, for thorough assessment and further investigation.

Perhaps against the run of play, a total of 529 foreign-trained medical and dental graduates failed the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

This is according to the examination report obtained from the MDCN yesterday.

The two-day assessment examination was conducted on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan in Oyo State.

The MDCN says 704 medical and 30 dental foreign-trained graduates participated in the assessment examination.

The council further says only 189 medical graduates and 16 dental graduates passed the examination.


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